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  • 75
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Delivers laughs most of the way through. show more

  • 60
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Writer-director Larry Blamire has clearly done his homework, and his playful cast nails the requisite acting-so-bad-it's-good pitch. show more

  • 75
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    A cheerfully trashy, dead-on spoof of the B-movie genre, boasts the kind of cheese-tastic effects, overcooked dialogue and rigid performances that would make Ed Wood proud. show more

  • 75
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    Given that the B-to-Z movies parodied in Cadavra were funny to begin with, it begs the question as to why writer-director-star Larry Blamire and company bothered. I think they’re not so much nostalgic for this type of movie as they are for the kind of laughter it provoked. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    A terrifyingly cheap-looking B-movie comedy mocking terrifyingly cheap-looking science-fiction B-movies. As such things go, this one has its moments. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Intended as a parody of B-movie fantasies from the '50s, this satire more directly lampoons kiddie thrillers like "Captain Video," putting it perilously close to the pop-culture trash it aims to mock. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Lost Skeleton also reminds you that real filmmaking -- the illusion of one event following another -- is actually a skill. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The photography, the dialogue, the acting, the script, the special effects and especially the props (such as a spaceship that looks like it would get a D in shop class) are all deliberately bad in the way that such films were bad when they were REALLY being made. show more

  • 38
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Like all B-movies (or in this case, pseudo B-movies), "Skeleton" contains sparkling moments of promise and camp performance. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A pitch-perfect parody of poverty row horror/sci-fi pictures of the 1950s, Larry Blamire's meticulous takeoff could easily be taken for the real thing, which is both its genius and its Achilles heel. show more

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