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  • Summary: A young boy named Timothy will assume his birthright on his 13 birthday. On that day, the family that has raised him and protected him all his life with reveal that they are werewolves. The boy is integral to their survival and they will stop at nothing to keep him safe. Which means they will have to fight the band of evil werewolves that seek Timothy only to destroy him. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Steven Hyden
    67
    While it isn't particularly scary or suspenseful, it's fun and surprisingly breezy compared with its big-budget brethren.
  2. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    50
    A Canadian-made werewolf thriller, Skinwalkers occasionally rises above its station as a standard-issue horror flick to deliver some enjoyably cheeseball thrills.
  3. 50
    Adds little to the annals of werewolf lore. But it's briskly paced and features a couple of clever twists on genre conventions.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    40
    Plays more like '70s drive-in fare than a monster mash of recent vintage.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Watching the movie is a little like picking up issue #42 of a comic book after you've skipped the first 41: There's an entire back story mythos hovering in the background like a phantom limb.
  6. 38
    It stands alongside this year's other werewolf disaster, "Blood and Chocolate," in illustrating why the moon should set on the werewolf movie.
  7. 11
    Shapeshifters-lite. Fangs but no fangs.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Mar 23, 2012
    3
    It is very important that I write that this gets a 3 in terms of films. By that I mean that it is a horrible movie when compared to actual legitimate movies. However in terms of bad movies that are fun to watch and make fun of then this is a 7 or 8. This movie is hysterical and has so many doofy things in it that it makes a great bad movie night movie. If you love watching movies in the spirit of MST3K then check this out. If you are a serious person then stay away. Expand

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