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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 10, 2007
Skinwalkers may be an attempt to reinvent a myth. But this bloodless dog isn't exactly a life-saving transfusion for a genre that hasn't shown signs of life in years.
| Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
August 11, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
August 13, 2007
Not only is this a seriously goofy werewolf movie -- but they snipped out most of the juicy bits in order to earn a PG-13 rating. Gotta love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Anton Bitel
September 22, 2008
in the absence of tension, laughs, thrills, scares or anything like complexity, there is nothing here for viewers to sink their fangs into. The only real note of a hint at the end that there may be a sequel.
Eric D. Snider
August 10, 2007
You'll laugh and roll your eyes, but at least you won't be annoyed.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Bill Gibron
November 27, 2007
stinks like a mangy animal's fetid coat
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
August 10, 2007
A hastily-edited-to-a-PG-13 werewolf movie, with acting so dreadful it makes Troll 2 look like a Mercury Theater production.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
August 10, 2007
Skinwalkers announces its irony-impaired comic-shop geek credentials from the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 13, 2007
Skinwalkers is never able to escape its fundamental preposterousness. You've seen worse, but, trust me, you've seen better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
IGN Movies
August 22, 2007
This werewolf flick is all bark and no bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 7, 2010
It's obvious at times that Skinwalkers tries to emulate Kathryn Bigelow's awesome vampire western Near Dark, but without kickass character actors like Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen onboard, it ain't the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 11, 2007
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.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
August 13, 2007
On the fright scale, this pack of werewolves ranks below a basket of puppies.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Adam Nayman
August 10, 2007
What differentiates Skinwalkers from other bad werewolf movies is just how colossally bad it is: it makes Blood and Chocolate look like Ashes and Diamonds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dustin Putman
August 10, 2007
Why make a serious, no-holds-barred horror film about werewolves when you can make a PG-13 kiddie show free of all the elements an audience goes to see this kind of movie for?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 29, 2007
Admittedly, there's something about a bunch of hot-looking Goth-type vampires on motorcycles that has, well, a little bite to it.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
August 10, 2007
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.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 15, 2007
To borrow that immortal self-critiquing line from director James Isacc's own Jason X, 'This sucks on so many levels.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 9, 2007
Skinwalkers adds little to the annals of werewolf lore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
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