The Skeleton Key Synopsis
A nurse (Kate Hudson) works in a New Orleans house with an odd history.
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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

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For all its dark, Gothic intentions and supernatural twists, it lacks the emotional and intellectual punch of similarly themed films, most...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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It filled the void of boredom

By xMichix
The plotline was predictable, but over all the film was alright to see. I wouldnt recommend it if you're looking for a great thriller, but if you're bored and want to watch something some-what spooky...

Best movie ever

By sircbr
This is my favorite movie ever!!!!!!...

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Rated PG-13 | For violence, disturbing images, some partial nudity and thematic material
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Creepy thriller that's too scary for younger kids.
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