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The Skeleton Key
  • PG-13
  • 1h 43m
  • 2005
Rotten37%
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Kate Hudson stars in The Skeleton Key - a supernatural thriller that weaves a tale of terror and suspense! When Caroline Ellis (Hudson) takes a job in Louisiana's bayous, she unlocks a deadly secret involving magic, conjure and sacrifice that pulls her into a terrifying world of strange, frightening and unexplained incidents. The key to escaping may lie in a decrepit attic, but if she dares to believe in what she discovers, everything she fears will become real! Filled with endless suspense and bone-chilling scares, hold on for this terrific ride with "one of the best twists since The Sixth Sense" (Melanie Moon, WB-TV)!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten37%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to its creaky and formulaic script, The Skeleton Key is more mumbo-jumbo than hoodoo and more dull than scary.
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Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Fresh

This is a moody, creepy thriller with some genuinely scary moments and a couple of twists that too...

January 29, 2019
Washington Post
Jen Chaney
Rotten

The Skeleton Key delivers on all formulaic counts, except one: It never serves up any truly nightm...

June 21, 2017
Washington Post
Ann Hornaday
Fresh

A diverting, stylish thriller that, despite pivoting on that and other whoppers, deserves credit f...

June 21, 2017
USA Today
Rotten

This is essentially a haunted-house horror flick that starts off with effectively eerie scenes but...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Creepy thriller that's too scary for younger kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie features scary images of hoodoo and conjuring, as well as jump scenes, abrupt flashbacks to the legendary source of the trouble, and some language (one use of the f-word). Characters smoke and drink, and use spells to call up and chase away spirits. One character hunts another with a shotgun; a wheelchair-bound older man frequently looks frightened and cannot speak; a woman falls and breaks both her legs; characters are trapped in rooms and ghosts appear. A lynching scene appears in a flashback.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama, Horror, Mystery
  • Release Date:August 12, 2005
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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