A woman (Kate Hudson) takes a job as a hospice nurse for a couple (Gena Rowlands, John Hurt) who live in a New Orleans house with a troublesome history.
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" A pretty good movie. "
" The Skeleton Key is strictly summer schlock. "
" There's lots of bad stuff brewing on the bayou in this occasionally scary but more often silly movie, which wastes some good actors along the way. "
" The Skeleton Key delivers on all formulaic counts, except one: It never serves up any truly nightmare-inspiring scares. "
" A formulaic fear-fest with a bare-bones plot, The Skeleton Key is more moody than scary, and Hudson's heroine is unsympathetic. "
" Criminal waste of talent. "
" This is essentially a haunted-house horror flick that starts off with effectively eerie scenes but devolves into a forced and mildly ridiculous ghost story. "
" Though the story is as creaky as a plantation porch, Iain Softley's lushly atmospheric The Skeleton Key does offer a few nifty twists on the classic 'woman in peril' picture. "
" A stylishly made but disappointingly lightweight psychological horror tale set in the bayou. "
" This is a moody, creepy thriller with some genuinely scary moments and a couple of twists that took me completely by surprise. "
" A diverting, stylish thriller that, despite pivoting on that and other whoppers, deserves credit for creating an authentic, original vibe. "
" The film offers a rich gumbo of menace, mystery and magic - and then lets it go cold and mushy in a rainstorm of Hollywood haunted-house huggermugger. "
" The Skeleton Key is a hoodoo puzzle that's more interesting than scary. "
" Neither scary nor thrilling, although it's reasonably entertaining despite an abundance of haunted-house cliches, the usual inexplicable scary-movie behavior and an almost-naked John Hurt. "
" A well-intentioned horror film that is weighted down by stellar cast members who for the most part act as if they don't want to be there. "
" It's basically Rosemary's Baby, Cajun style, with a pinch of Amityville Horror for kick. "
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