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For Luke McNamara (Joshua Jackson), an invitation to join the prestigious secret college organization, The Skulls, is a dream come true. But he soon comes to realize just how powerful The Skulls organization really is -- and that the truth, like success, comes at a very high price.

Cast & Crew

Joshua Jackson
Luke McNamara
Paul Walker
Caleb Mandrake
Hill Harper
Will Beckford
Steve Harris
Detective Sparrow
Craig T. Nelson
Litten Mandrake
Rob Cohen
Director
Chris J. Ball
Executive Producer
Creighton Bellinger
Associate Producer
Nancy Kerhoffer
Associate Producer
Bruce Mellon
Executive Producer
William Tyrer
Executive Producer
Randy Edelman
Original Music
Shane Hurlbut
Cinematographer
Bob Ziembicki
Production Designer
Peter Grundy
Art Direction
Marie-Sylvie Deveau
Costume Designer
Lyn Lucibello
Production Manager
Adam Druxman
First Assistant Director
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  • Nov 30, 2013
    A secret society gone wrong, with recycled plot from other youth adult films. There's nothing interesting about this film, avoid at all cost.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 17, 2012
    Will Beckford: If it's secret and elite, it can't be good.  "Getting in is easy. Getting out is a killer." The Skulls has an interesting plot surrounding it for sure. That's what made me want to watch it. Even with a good sounding concept though, this movie fails on so many levels. With a better cast, less melodramatic bullshit, and dialogue that doesn't sound like a made for tv movie; it could have succeeded. I still have to admit to being entertained by this garbage, and also I applaud it for its material. In the end though, it's still a movie that must be judged as any other. Lucas is a hard working student at Yale. While most of the people around him come from families of power and wealth; he does not. He has to work for everything he gets. When a secret society picks him for its new membership class, he gets everything he couldn't have before. He gets money, he gets women, he gets a new car, and he gets a brotherhood of powerful men that would do anything to protect him. He's living it up like one of the social elite. That is until he finds his best friend hanging from the ceiling.  The Skulls is a movie based around the concept of a secret society. The secret society that this film most notably is impersonating is that of The Skull and Bones, which is a real secret society at Yale. Among it's members were George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and John Kerry. The thing I really liked about this movie was that it didn't pull punches. If you don't think this is the type of corrupt shit that goes along with all these secret societies that the globalist elite are a part of; you're wrong. It's okay though, because we will all see some day. In real life, these societies go much deeper than this, but as a surface scraping movie, it deserves a little praise for at least making an attempt. It's not a documentary, but a piece of fiction; I get that. There is, however, some truth in it. Overall, I actually enjoyed the movie to a degree. It was of the so bad, it's good variety of enjoyment though. The dialogue, acting, and plot developments are rather shitty, but underneath it all; it does have an entertaining and involving plot. The most important scenes feel rushed though and the ending will leave you in a state of shock, that this script could actually get pushed through as was. Oh well though. It could have been much, much better, but in the end, this was what we were left with.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 11, 2011
    This movie had lots of potential, but never filled it. The premise and the actual story is really interesting, but the cheesy acting kills the film.
    Eric A Super Reviewer
  • Jun 12, 2011
    'The Skulls' (2000) has a descent plot that kind of gets lost. You may or may not find pleasing.
    Noah N Super Reviewer

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