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PG-13| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson), a good-natured nurse living in New Orleans, quits her job at a hospice to work for Violet Devereaux (Gena Rowlands), an elderly woman whose husband, Ben (John Hurt), is in poor health following a stroke. When Caroline begins to explore the couple's rundown Bayou mansion, she discovers strange artifacts and learns the house has a mysterious past. As she continues to investigate, she realizes that Violet is keeping a sinister secret about the cause of Ben's illness.

Cast: Kate Hudson , Gena Rowlands , John Hurt , Peter Sarsgaard , Joy Bryant , Maxine Barnett , Tom Uskali , Jen Apgar

Director: Iain Softley

Genres: Thriller, Horror

Distributor: Universal Pictures

The Skeleton Key (2005)

Release Date: August 12th, 2005|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    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 apart in the last third. show more

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    A very goofy movie that makes sense only to the screenwriter and his next of kin. show more

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