The Skeleton Twins Reviews

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September 22, 2016
Despite occasional charming moments and a generally solid ensemble, The Skeleton Twins doesn't distinguish itself in any memorable way.
September 26, 2014
"The Skeleton Twins" is a lovingly calibrated mix of heartbreak and hopefulness, guilt and the will to do better.
September 26, 2014
Johnson's unfussy direction serves as a fine showcase for the two SNL veterans to demonstrate how their comic shorthand plays equally well in a slightly darker register.
September 26, 2014
The Skeleton Twins is all the better for keeping us guessing as to its intentions, because that makes it more true to life. Sometimes you have to smile through the tears, and vice-versa.
September 26, 2014
If a movie with suicide as a central theme can be deemed funny, then writer/director Craig Johnson has pulled it off, mixing heartache and humor and giving Wiig, especially, the opportunity to shine.
September 25, 2014
Even with performers as likable as Hader and Wiig, and characters as likable as Milo and Maggie, sympathy should be earned. Like an cocksure banker, Johnson takes our investment for granted.
July 19, 2019
We find humor inching its way in right alongside tragedy. And it's a thing of beauty.
July 16, 2019
You have to craft stories about people who feel real, then you can let your audience laugh and cry accordingly (...) The Skeleton Twins succeeds on both fronts, because its main concern is to make you feel something.
June 3, 2019
What raises The Skeleton Twins above what could be a sentimental 'learning and sharing' drama is the strong chemistry between Wiig and Hader.
April 4, 2019
There are a lot of laughs here, but the emotion is dark and usually honest. This season will bring us grand strokes of drama aimed at nabbing Oscar, but right this minute, be glad for the intimate little treasures like THE SKELETON TWINS.
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