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Skellig (2009)





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Tim Roth stars in this suburban tale with an otherworldly twist as Skellig, a seemingly weakened bird-like angel who young Michael finds living in a shed at the far end of his parent's garden. Distraught by the news of his baby sister's congenital heart problems, Michael is in need of a friend, and Skellig may be the unlikely soul to fulfill that duty. Funny, fantastic, and rooted in reality, this unconventional family-friendly mystery-fantasy is based on an award-winning novel by David Almond and co-stars John Simm (Doctor Who), Kelly Macdonald (Transpotting), and Bill Milner as Michael.
PG (for thematic elements, some peril and language)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
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Image Entertainment


Tim Roth
as Skellig
John Simm
as Dave
Bill Milner
as Michael
Edna Dore
as Grace
Navin Chowdhry
as Mr. Watson
Nickie Rrainsford
as Mina's Mom
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Critic Reviews for Skellig

All Critics (2)

Fantasy mixes with emotionally intense family drama.

Full Review… | March 1, 2013
Common Sense Media

Even though I haven't had the honor of reading his book, I'm fairly sure Almond deserves an apology for this film.

Full Review… | September 27, 2010

Audience Reviews for Skellig

Based on a children's novel, this is a family friendly British TV movie with fantasy elements. It teaches the lesson that things are not always what they appear. It moves a bit slowly and doesn't explore the origins of Skellig, but overall it is enjoyable and has a satisfying ending. Decent.

Don Schick
Don Schick

I actually quite liked this movie. Thought it was superb. I guess you can say it had a nice story to it. Never read the book before so I don't know how to rate it upon that. But I though it was a good movie in all. Good plot.

Amanda Ø.
Amanda Ø.

Amazing Book and as good an adaption as ever could have been made. Two thumbs up for Tim Roth and a good family movie all around.

Dwight Ward
Dwight Ward

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