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.
September 25, 2014
In a poignant and potentially depressing film, it's redeeming to see that when they are with their kindred spirits, even the saddest skeletons can dance.
September 25, 2014
Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig ... turn their talents toward some really heavy drama, while managing to serve up a few laughs along the way.
September 24, 2014
The filmmakers think the comedy is where all the humanity is, and maybe they're right. But they don't take humor far enough.
September 22, 2014
The direction has no style, and the script has no perspective; the result is drama by number.
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