Critics Consensus

Skinwalkers is an atrociously-acted project whose unoriginal and ineptly-staged action sequences remind viewers of far better werewolf and action movies.



Total Count: 38


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His 13th birthday fast drawing near, an unsuspecting young boy on the verge of a remarkable transformation remains completely unaware that an ancient prophecy is set to be fulfilled with the rising of the red moon. To most folks, 12-year-old Timmy (Matthew Knight) would seem an average adolescent with a bright future on the horizon. In the tiny town of Huguenot, however, nothing is as it seems. As Timmy's health rapidly begins to take a turn for the worse, his concerned mother, Rachel (Rhona Mitra), does her best to care for the ailing young boy. Though his mother may not have a clue as to what fate is about to befall her frightened child, a group of specially appointed guardians who have been watching over Timmy since birth know the truth about the events that are beginning to unfold. Timmy is a half-blood, and when the red moon is full, the creature who once appeared to be a normal boy will finally gain the power to take control of his family's destiny. But until that fateful night, Timmy's life will be in constant danger by the renegade faction of lycanthropes who are willing to kill in order to maintain their vicious way of life. It won't be long until the red moon rises, but until that prophesied moment, the forces of light and the forces of darkness will clash in the ultimate battle for true supremacy. Jason X director James Isaac takes the helm for a frightening tale of fate and fantasy co-starring Elias Koteas, Jason Behr, and Kim Coates.

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Critic Reviews for Skinwalkers

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (12)

  • A throwback to workmanlike '70s and '80s-era low-budget action thrillers.

    Aug 14, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Steven Hyden

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • Skinwalkers is never able to escape its fundamental preposterousness. You've seen worse, but, trust me, you've seen better.

    Aug 13, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • On the fright scale, this pack of werewolves ranks below a basket of puppies.

    Aug 13, 2007 | Rating: 0.5/4
  • Yawningly directed by Jim Isaac, Skinwalkers is a slavering mess that buries its clunky addiction metaphor beneath a welter of genre clichés, all delivered in extra-slow motion.

    Aug 11, 2007 | Rating: 1/5
  • The problem with most werewolf movies isn't that they're derivative, but that they're badly written, badly acted, or just plain silly. Skinwalkers hits the trifecta: all three apply.

    Aug 11, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The only thing more boring than a vampire with moral issues about biting people in the neck is a werewolf who'd rather become fully human than howl at the moon once a month.

    Aug 10, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Skinwalkers

  • Mar 27, 2015
    More style than substance. Sounds good on paper, but poorly executed.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • May 18, 2012
    interesting concept but by the end this is just a mess of a movie. the action isn't well shot and the story is all over the place. this tried to mimic underworlds success but unsuccessfully
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2011
    A very interesting werewolf film.
    Jacob P Super Reviewer
  • Apr 11, 2010
    thoroughly entertaining action movie (can't really call it horror) with werewolves in it, 2 packs... one trying to protect a boy and his mother (played by the beautiful rhona mitra who's also in doomsday) and the other trying to destory him because he holds the key to breaking "the curse". the scene where sarah carters character Cat turns in the back of the truck is awe-inspiring.
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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