Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic 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. 50
    Adds little to the annals of werewolf lore. But it's briskly paced and features a couple of clever twists on genre conventions.
  3. 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.
  4. 40
    The only thing more boring than a vampire with moral issues about biting people in the neck is a werewolf who’d rather become fully human than howl at the moon once a month.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    40
    There's a lot that remains unclear about the powers and abilities of the creatures in Skinwalkers, largely robbing the film of tension as events transpire in a slapdash, haphazard manner.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    40
    Plays more like '70s drive-in fare than a monster mash of recent vintage.
  7. 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.
  8. 38
    It stands alongside this year's other werewolf disaster, "Blood and Chocolate," in illustrating why the moon should set on the werewolf movie.
  9. A thoroughly undistinguished addition to a genre that probably reached its peak a quarter-century ago with "An American Werewolf in London."
  10. Yawningly directed by Jim Isaac, Skinwalkers is a slavering mess that buries its clunky addiction metaphor beneath a welter of genre clichés, all delivered in extra-slow motion.
  11. 11
    Shapeshifters-lite. Fangs but no fangs.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  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. Full Review »