The Skeleton Twins
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When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship. (c) Roadside Attractions

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a smart movie. Wiig gives maybe the most impressive performance of her career, and Hader is equally good."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"At its best, The Skeleton Twins exudes the vague unease of two putative grown-ups trying to stifle their awareness that the lives they've chosen neither fit nor suit them."
‑ Ella Taylor, NPR
"Pretty much perfect...No one now, and maybe no one ever, is as good with the big wince as Kristen Wiig."
‑ Richard von Busack, MetroActive
"Hader and Wiig deliver in this Indie drama with laughs."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"[Hader] delivers the often macabre humor deadpan and demonstrates a heretofore untapped talent for nuance and poignancy."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, L.A. Biz
"Hader and Wiig give rich, nuanced performances that reflect the chemistry the two actors honed together from their years on Saturday Night Live."
‑ Thomas Lee, San Francisco Chronicle
"The film is a mite tidy in that Sundance Workshop way, but it's very enjoyable, and Johnson has a deft touch with actors."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The Skeleton Twins has a similarly keen feel for the emotional terrain of depression, but the film falls into a dour rut early on, and seldom rouses itself."
‑ Nathan Rabin, The Dissolve
"Hader nails it, never once seeming like a comedian stretching himself. He comes across as a talented dramatic actor who's also sharp and hilarious."
‑ Matt Pais, RedEye
"What makes this film work are the performances of Hader and Wiig, whose natural bond through good times and bad is one of the best depictions of siblings on screen since "You Can Count On Me," a film which this one bears more than a little resemblance to."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"The characters and their anxieties are for the most part nicely judged."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"As we enter this season of big, important awards contenders that "matter," "The Skeleton Twins" is a small, intimate gem that might truly matter."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"Irreverent, mature, deeply affecting drama about siblings."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"The bleak tone sometimes leads to a cerebral quality at odds with the actors' energy, but at its best Johnson manages to enliven the darker moments of Skeleton Twins with sudden bursts of comedic inspiration."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"Those expecting a load of laughs will be disappointed. All in all, it is good to see this usually comedic cast do some truly dramatic work."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
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