Skills Like This

Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    60
    Likable but lightweight slacker comedy.
  2. Drawing much of its energy from an eclectic and fully integrated soundtrack, Skills Like This gazes indulgently on 20-something aimlessness and the comfort of assigned roles. In Mr. Miranda's hands sloth can be more appealing than you might think.
  3. This is a slacker comedy with "festival" stamped all over it, so you can bet the consequences will be quirky.
  4. 42
    Skills Like This is never great. But for its first half-hour, it's more fitfully amusing than a movie about a bank-robbing playwright ought to be.
  5. 40
    Skills thinks it's far more magically whimsical than it really is.
  6. Too bad all the forced whimsy of this "Bottle Rocket" wannabe feels maniacally scattershot -- like an off night at an improv club -- rather than organically inspired.
  7. 40
    Still, every generation deserves its own coming-of-age cinematic snapshot; if this is that, though, things are tougher than I thought.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. AlK
    Mar 29, 2009
    10
    The very definition of cult classic. I told my bud on the way out: in 10 years, this will be the film we'll be getting drunk to and The very definition of cult classic. I told my bud on the way out: in 10 years, this will be the film we'll be getting drunk to and quoting every damn line in the movie (if we haven't both already died from massive liver failure). The flick has got "Caddyshack" level lines wizzing out at you every other second, perhaps the highest compliment I can bestow on a film of a comedic nature. And I want to be the first to say it if hit hasn't been said already: This Spencer Berger fella is gonna be a star. I'm a dude and I was knocked on my fat rump by his charisma. And can someone please get the lawyers in the paralegal scene their own TV show? Pretty please? Full Review »
  2. ChrisB
    Mar 28, 2009
    9
    Awesome. If you like good comedy that isn't the same old bs you will love this. I think it's before it's time in the comedy Awesome. If you like good comedy that isn't the same old bs you will love this. I think it's before it's time in the comedy genre. We've all talked about robbing a bank/liquor store/kmart in a joking way, so why not take the joke further. Full Review »
  3. Capt.Zed
    Mar 22, 2009
    10
    This movie is hilarious! Brian D. Phelan is especially great as the goofy sidekick Tommy. If you loved Bottle Rocket, you'll love this This movie is hilarious! Brian D. Phelan is especially great as the goofy sidekick Tommy. If you loved Bottle Rocket, you'll love this scrappy little comedy. Full Review »