Skip to main content
The Skeleton Key Movie Poster
Ratings & Reviews

The Skeleton Key

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, some partial nudity and thematic material.

PG-13 In Theaters 08/12/2005 , 104min.
Share this movie on
Viewer Score
60%
Viewer score based on 1 ratings
47%
Critic score based on 32 reviews

Your Reviews

Sign In to leave a review for The Skeleton Key
 

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
It's all ultimately made watchable by the exceptional cast ... and a story that, despite some unsavory racial undertones, holds the audience's interest even when it veers toward the downright silly. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
The appeal of The Skeleton Key lies not in its plot but in its attention to detail, and the way director Iain Softley (still on probation for "K-PAX," but nevertheless the guy who did "Backbeat") luxuriates in the deeply textured sights and sounds of Louisiana. Full Review
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
Tightly plotted and suspenseful enough to keep you guessing until the satisfying, unexpected end, which is worth suspending disbelief for. After all, as they point out in the movie, "It doesn't work if you don't believe it." Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Delivers its share of cheap scares but never unlocks the door to the creepiness that would have made this is memorable movie-going experience. Full Review
Jen Chaney
Washington Post
It's all ultimately made watchable by the exceptional cast ... and a story that, despite some unsavory racial undertones, holds the audience's interest even when it veers toward the downright silly. Full Review

Stay Connected with Moviefone

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X