The Skeleton Key

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Creepy thriller that's too scary for younger kids.

PG-13 2005 104 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Jump Scary

This movie is creepy good. It will make you jump. But it is dark, lots of hoodoo and black magic, lots of rainstorms and ghostly stuff, freaky and intense. There is some violence, a scene of a lynching and burning them afterwards. Fight scene at the end...disturbing images throughout of the dying man struggling to communicate. But if you want to curl up with someone and be scared, this is a good movie for it. Full of good acting.
age 13+

Very well made scary movie

The Skeleton Key is a scary Kate Hudson movie that will satisfy if you like films of this sort. It has good writing, very realistic acting, and a scary thrilling plot with just enough twists and turns. This film will keep you guessing and wondering ritht up until the big finale. It's a movie that I highly recommend to anyone 13 and over, as long as you like scary movies. It's not overly violent at all, has mild profanity and absolutely no sexual content.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence

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