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The Skulls Reviews

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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
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James Berardinelli
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
Scott Weinberg
October 10, 2001
Would be scary if it weren't so stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 1, 2000
When material is this silly, you're better off making fun of it than going down the solemnly ridiculous path Jackson chooses.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
This is a straight to video job.
| Original Score: 5/10
Eric D. Snider
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-
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
The writing is so bad that it's impossible not to laugh out loud at scenes intended to be scary or serious.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
A secret society so powerful it can get away with murder. A secret society so exclusive it firebrands everyone who joins with its mark. A secret society so secret... it has a big logo up on top of the building!?
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The movie's unintentionally played like a comedy all the way.
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 26, 2002
With large amounts of alcohol and the right friends, it might be a Mystery Science Theater 3000-level hoot. Otherwise, The Skulls is a crime against humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Laced with horribly clichéd secret society mumbo jumbo and unintentionally funny homoerotic undertones.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
Laughable plot pushes The Skulls to brink of absurdity.
| Original Score: 6/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
I guess it wouldn't have been enough to just make an intelligent and gripping drama about Ivy League secret societies. No, we had to have a murder, coverup, good guys, bad guys, and so on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
Don't even bother renting the eventual video.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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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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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The Skulls? More like numbskulls.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
To call this movie simply absurd is almost to pay it a complement.
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Jan Stuart
January 1, 2000
Hare-brained suspense thriller.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1, 2000
With its cardboard characters and a script short on intrigue and long on long-windedness, The Skulls is a thriller with few thrills to offer.
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Poor dialogue, nonsense plot, horrendous use of cinematography to distract from director's storytelling ineptitude.
October 20, 2002

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