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The Skeleton Key Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A genuinely creepy offering in a world filled with contrived bland dramas posing as thrillers.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
The only real mystery ... is what is this great ensemble cast doing in such a poorly executed movie?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
October 31, 2007
The voodoo lore is sketchy (it can't hurt unbelievers, except when it can), the plot obviously little but build-up to the big reveal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
March 31, 2007
Reinvigorates the supernatural thriller genre with a much needed infusion of new ideas and just plain nasty, digital-free mischief.
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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
A paint-by-numbers supernatural thriller that's more interesting for its locations than for its story.
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
October 11, 2006
Pretty much what you would expect from the screenwriter of disappointing films such as Scream 3, Reindeer Games and Arlington Road.
| Original Score: 2/4
November 26, 2005
Es predecible y soporífera, llena de clichés y lugares comunes, sin lograr crear nunca la atmósfera adecuada para que el espectador logre una conexión emocional
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
November 13, 2005
Unlocks a mystery, but the journey is fraught with the familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
October 20, 2005
Its ultimate twist is both admirable and startling, making this savory gumbo worth a nibble.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
September 9, 2005
The film's lush atmosphere is a thin smokescreen to hide the fact that its formulaic underpinnings prevent it from approaching anything that is truly scary or unsettling
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 1, 2005
The Skeleton Key is one hoodoo of a movie--literally. It's a movie about hoodoo, voodoo and cheap thrills set in a Louisiana backwater.
| Original Score: B
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 30, 2005
An intriguing and eerie film that becomes more chilling every minute
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
August 30, 2005
A Nightmare with Mr. Kruger
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
August 26, 2005
A blundering New Orleans-set thriller under the spell of archaic stereotypes about Southern Bayou blacks.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2005
That old black magic is back in theaters this summer, bottled up in a frightful delight that just might rattle your bones.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
August 25, 2005
O que me leva a recomendar esta produção é seu desfecho - uma conclusão que respeita a lógica interna da trama.
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
August 24, 2005
There are enough surprises to let you leave the theater mostly satisfied, if not exactly transformed.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
August 21, 2005
Here, take your worst-director prize from the Joe Bob Briggs Drive-in Movie Awards and don't let us catch you filming Kate Hudson topless, from behind, ever again!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 21, 2005
Interminable from minute one...
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
August 20, 2005
Now you've heard about the twist's not giving anything away to say that there IS one, and it's a doozy.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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