75

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
For anyone zombified by creaky thriller clichés, Skeleton is a fine little shot in the head.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
An elegantly mounted ghost story that's steeped plenty of dank Louisiana atmosphere.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Stylishly spooky and featuring a hammy, cigarette-sucking performance from Gena Rowlands.
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63

Chicago Tribune

For all its dark, Gothic intentions and supernatural twists, it lacks the emotional and intellectual punch of similarly themed films, most notably Alejandro Amenábar's "The Others."
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of those movies that explains too much while it is explaining too little, and leaves us with a surprise at the end that makes more sense the less we think about it. But the movie's mastery of technique makes up for a lot.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Director Iain Softley employs intriguing camera angles to heighten some of the suspense. It's too bad the movie goes over the top and falls apart in the last third.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The only thing to do, then, is settle back and appreciate Hudson's no-nonsense performance, an appealingly mature turn that makes you hope she has turned her back on second-rate romantic fluff. (Whether second-rate horror represents actual improvement is another matter.)
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It has the wild, rancid atmosphere of a garbage bag that a raccoon has ripped open.
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50

Wall Street Journal

A very goofy movie that makes sense only to the screenwriter and his next of kin.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A well-intentioned horror film that is weighted down by stellar cast members who for the most part act as if they don't want to be there.
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47 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.