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The Skulls Reviews

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Dave Kehr
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The Skulls is less interested in politics than in profitably flattering the suspicions and resentments of its intended teenage audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The contrivances pile up more quickly than snowfall in a Buffalo winter, and the ending is so lame that it provoked guffaws from theater-goers attending the screening along with me.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The Skulls is such a generic, automatic-pilot movie -- seemingly stitched together out of disconnected outtakes from the USA Network archive.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's so ludicrous in so many different ways it achieves a kind of forlorn grandeur.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
This is almost mesmerisingly bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The Skulls looks plain silly without an appropriate tone or sustaining context.
Gemma Files
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
It's better than you expect going in, but not quite good enough to leave you with more than a vaguely pleasant, vaguely disappointed aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
A display of some of the worst writing and filmmaking ever captured for the screen.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
A movie populated entirely by stupid people doing stupid things, yet it somehow escapes being anything more than mildly irritating.
Full Review | Original Score: C-

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A mindless thriller.
January 1, 2000
The Skulls is an appallingly bad film on many levels.
Graham Verdon
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
Brainless.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
An utterly boneheaded movie."
Full Review | Original Score: D-
John Paul Powell
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
The Skulls is so dumb it's an affront to the very audience it was intended for.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
You'll probably want to skip this picture.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A good movie gets you hooked by introducing a fascinating story, likeable characters or thrilling action. The Skulls has none of these.
| Original Score: 43/100
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
The preview audience chatted happily all the way through the movie, indicating its destiny as a perennial rental favorite for frat-house living rooms across the U.S.A.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
One of those releases that really should have gone straight to video -- in the discount bin.
Mark Ramsey
MovieJuice!
January 1, 2000
Normally, the skull houses the brain, but in The Skulls eviction notices are prominently posted and any cranial inhabitants have long since left the building.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
It's hard to get outraged about a movie this bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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