The Skeleton Key

2005

Action / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

142
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 38%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 58%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 97186

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Kate Hudson as Caroline Ellis
John Hurt as Ben Devereaux
Peter Sarsgaard as Luke Marshall
Gena Rowlands as Violet Devereaux
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1hr 44 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by AngryChair 10 / 10

A twist that will leave your head spinning!

Intelligent, stylish, and compelling all the way, The Skeleton Key is one of the best supernatural thrillers in years!

Young nurse takes up a job at an isolated bayou estate, where she begins to believe that someone is messing with some sinister magic.

Director Iain Softley gives this film some nice style, using the feverish swamp setting to build an atmosphere of tension and the unknown. However it's really Ehren Kruger's cleverly crafted story that will draw one into the film. Kruger delivers a tale full of mystery and unsettling sequences, all of which builds to a terrificly twisted finale. It's a true surprise!

Kate Hudson makes for a good female lead, but Gena Rowlands is probably the best of the cast as her shadowy character. Peter Sarsgaard does a nice turn as the family lawyer, while John Hurt makes the most of playing a mute old man.

For those seeking a great supernatural thriller, look no further than this terrific hit. It may be one of the best supernatural shockers of 2005!

*** out of ****

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.

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