User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 72
  2. Negative: 9 out of 72

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Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. An elegantly mounted ghost story that's steeped plenty of dank Louisiana atmosphere.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    50
    Stirring up a humid Gothic mood and amassing a gifted roster of actors, The Skeleton Key is unable to ward off the nasty spirits of formula screenwriting.
  3. 30
    Creaky in its mechanics and numbingly protracted, this is basement B horror that fancies itself a prestige chiller.