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The Skulls Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 5, 2007
Initially tolerable but increasingly stupid.
February 9, 2006
The movie's unintentionally played like a comedy all the way.
March 22, 2002
In an otherwise boneheaded hour and a half of intrigue and silliness, The Skulls does offer one of the more memorable lines of dialogue in recent movies.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
January 1, 2000
The Skulls? More like numbskulls.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
The Skulls looks plain silly without an appropriate tone or sustaining context.
January 1, 2000
As a breakout role for WB star Jackson, The Skulls doesn't fare as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Hare-brained suspense thriller.
January 1, 2000
A silly, hackneyed college suspenser put across with all the contrived banality of a bad '70s TV movie.
January 1, 2000
The film drags in the middle, ends with an anticlimax and requires a fair amount of suspension of disbelief throughout.
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.
January 1, 2000
Shot from one of the worst scripts to make it to the big screen in recent memory, it represents the sludge at the bottom of the Hollywood barrel.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
January 1, 2000
Director Rob Cohen has crafted a bouncing escape yarn stocked with sharp twists and twisted characters.
January 1, 2000
Like guano in a bat cave, the implausibilities pile up until the audience can justify its time and expense only by laughing at the screen.
January 1, 2000
Irredeemably knuckleheaded teen-targeted tosh.
January 1, 2000
If, in fact, Skull and Bones was ground zero of a powerful conspiracy, The Skulls would be a great disinformation tool. After seeing this, no one could ever take it seriously again.
January 1, 2000
This movie never really gets off the ground.
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
January 1, 2000
The Skulls plummets into the realm of ludicrous failure.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
Cohen drags it on about 20 minutes too long, getting more ridiculous, until the movie finally burns itself out.
January 1, 2000
You might not want to pay top dollar for The Skulls but at the right price, it delivers.
January 1, 2000
The Skulls is such a generic, automatic-pilot movie -- seemingly stitched together out of disconnected outtakes from the USA Network archive.
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
January 1, 2000
It's hard to get outraged about a movie this bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
The Skulls could have been called The Numbskulls.
January 1, 2000
The Skulls is shot and edited with enough verve to make you forget what a load of junk it is.
January 1, 2000
To call this movie simply absurd is almost to pay it a complement.
January 1, 2000
Don't expect much brainpower in The Skulls.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4