The Skulls
The Skulls (2000)

In this suspense drama, a college student finds himself immersed in forces beyond his control. Born and raised in a working-class Connecticut community, Luke McNamara (Joshua Jackson) made it into an Ivy League college, where he's done… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 1, 2000
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2000
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Skulls is full of nonsense and empty of good script and plot.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Initially tolerable but increasingly stupid.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

The writing is so bad that it's impossible not to laugh out loud at scenes intended to be scary or serious.

Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

The usually dependable Rob Cohen directs from a ludicrous script.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

The movie's unintentionally played like a comedy all the way.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's so ludicrous in so many different ways it achieves a kind of forlorn grandeur.

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David Keyes

It's amazing that so many viewers were still seated by the time the end credits began to roll.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

In an otherwise boneheaded hour and a half of intrigue and silliness, The Skulls does offer one of the more memorable lines of dialogue in recent movies.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

The Skulls plummets into the realm of ludicrous failure.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...above-average teen thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Candy Rose
Good thriller about college faternity. Great performances by Joshua and Paul.
Dean King
Finally got round to viewing this. A good young cast, including a very young Paul Walker. It's a decent conspiracy thriller about a secret society that… More
Melvin White
Will Beckford: If it's secret and elite, it can't be good.  "Getting in is easy. Getting out is a killer." The Skulls has an interesting… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Caleb Mandrake: You've been digging, Luke, and if you keep digging, you'll be digging your own grave. A hilarious comedy about commitment, secret… More
Eric Alvarez
This movie had lots of potential, but never filled it. The premise and the actual story is really interesting, but the cheesy acting kills the film.
Jason Spencer
Nothing original here.