The Skeleton Twins

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Led by powerful performances from Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, The Skeleton Twins effectively mines laughs and tears from family drama.



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When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship. (c) Roadside Attractions

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All Critics (157) | Top Critics (45)

  • Despite occasional charming moments and a generally solid ensemble, The Skeleton Twins doesn't distinguish itself in any memorable way.

    Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • How can you not love something that gives Wiig so much scope?

    Nov 7, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The laughs are here, but they are tempered by bruising regrets and simmering grudges in this elegant study of a sibling relationship in crisis.

    Nov 6, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
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  • [An] entertaining, bleak comedy-drama ...

    Nov 6, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A bold experiment which doesn't quite come together.

    Nov 6, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The Skeleton Twins is more or less worth it for fans of Wiig, and indeed Hader, another actor with a lot of untapped dramatic potential.

    Sep 26, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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