The Skeleton Key

2005

Action / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

136
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 38%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 58%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 95899

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Cast

Kate Hudson as Caroline Ellis
John Hurt as Ben Devereaux
Peter Sarsgaard as Luke Marshall
Gena Rowlands as Violet Devereaux
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750.72 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 44 min
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English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 44 min
P/S 3 / 23

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by donkeycity 5 / 10

Not nearly as similar to Get Out as you may have heard.

This film has been brought up a lot in the last week - often as a vector of 'unoriginal!' attack by people with some sort of political gripe with Get Out - and so I figured it was worth revisiting. While there are some passing similarities to Get Out in the general Tales From the Crypt-like plot devices, The Skeleton Key doens't have any of the subtext, any of the sociopolitical commentary, or any of the sparkling dialogue that made the newer film a critically-beloved bit of genre filmmaking. This is a decently-shot and fairly shallow experience that reminded me of how bad the jump scares were in the last decade - it's a tedious parade of unearned false startles that completely undermine the first hour of the film - and the competent conclusion doesn't quite redeem it.

Reviewed by tamosoeka 6 / 10

It surely wasn't bad

I watched this film years ago. Then came back to it.

It's a real ghost story. Things that comes up when you look in the Horror Genre don't satisfy you these days. This one did.

As a mainstream film, it did well, too. There is no reason you would dislike it. It's re-watchable, a quality too many films lack.

The film will give you a good time. Perhaps one can't call it great, but it wasn't bad, either.

Reviewed by moonspinner55 6 / 10

Kate Hudson investigates hoodoo in the bayou...

Pretty nurse down in Louisiana's bayou country (via Hoboken!) accepts job as caregiver to an elderly stroke victim; the patient lives in a spooky Gothic manor with his lifetime beloved, a nervous woman who has very strange beliefs regarding the history of the house and the brother and sister who used to occupy it. Director Iain Softley, working from an outlandish yet satisfying screenplay by Ehren Kruger, creates an amusingly frightful atmosphere thick with supernatural happenings. The repetitious false-scares and red herrings (not to mention the numerous Mt. Rushmore-like close-ups of star Kate Hudson's worried face) render the film strictly a popcorn thriller, yet the twisting plot has some delicious bends--and a decadently evil finale. Hudson, Gena Rowlands and Peter Sarsgaard are all solid, and the backwater locale is unusual and intriguing. This is most likely the only thriller in history to use "Iko, Iko" by The Dixie Cups as a story diversion, though the picture certainly makes its audience think twice about the power of unusual beliefs...where does one purchase brick dust, anyhow? **1/2 from ****

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