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The Skulls Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
March 5, 2007
Initially tolerable but increasingly stupid.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The movie's unintentionally played like a comedy all the way.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
April 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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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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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The Skulls? More like numbskulls.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The Skulls looks plain silly without an appropriate tone or sustaining context.
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Robin Rauzi
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
As a breakout role for WB star Jackson, The Skulls doesn't fare as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
January 1, 2000
Hare-brained suspense thriller.
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January 1, 2000
A silly, hackneyed college suspenser put across with all the contrived banality of a bad '70s TV movie.
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Kendall Morgan
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The film drags in the middle, ends with an anticlimax and requires a fair amount of suspension of disbelief throughout.
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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.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
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F.X. Feeney
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Director Rob Cohen has crafted a bouncing escape yarn stocked with sharp twists and twisted characters.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
Irredeemably knuckleheaded teen-targeted tosh.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
This movie never really gets off the ground.
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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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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
The Skulls plummets into the realm of ludicrous failure.
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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.
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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.
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Robert Philpot
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
January 1, 2000
Cohen drags it on about 20 minutes too long, getting more ridiculous, until the movie finally burns itself out.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
You might not want to pay top dollar for The Skulls but at the right price, it delivers.
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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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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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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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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
The Skulls could have been called The Numbskulls.
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
The Skulls is shot and edited with enough verve to make you forget what a load of junk it is.
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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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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Don't expect much brainpower in The Skulls.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4