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Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

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  • Summary: For Luke McNamara (Jackson), an invitation to join the prestigious secret society, The Skulls, is a dream come true. But just when it seems that everything in Luke's life is finally going right, it all goes horribly wrong. (Universal Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 17 out of 24
  1. 68
    This lightweight thriller has an enjoyable premise.
  2. Cohen drives the film at a galloping pace, but it's not fast enough to outrun its absurdity.
  3. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    40
    Not quite good enough to leave more than a vaguely pleasant, vaguely disappointing aftertaste.
  4. 30
    Less interested in politics than in profitably flattering the suspicions and resentments of its intended teenage audience.
  5. So inept it's almost entertaining.
  6. Reviewed by: Godfrey Chesire
    20
    A silly, hackneyed college suspenser put across with all the contrived banality of a bad '70s TV movie.
  7. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    0
    Plummets into the realm of ludicrous failure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Dec 1, 2013
    7
    The concept of secret societies has captured people's attention since...forever? "The Skulls" is no different, with its intrigue and a bit ofThe concept of secret societies has captured people's attention since...forever? "The Skulls" is no different, with its intrigue and a bit of romance. Without giving away plot details, this movie was far more entertaining than the Metacritic score suggests. I actually own this on DVD and would definitely buy this on blu-ray.

    Most importantly... RIP Paul Walker.
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