The Skulls (2000) Movie Review


The Skulls (2000)

2000 | PG-13 | Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
106 minutes /

User Score: 50/100

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Luke McNamara, a college senior from a working class background joins a secret elitist college fraternity organization called "The Skulls"...

The Skulls (2000) is a PG-13 1h 46-minute American psychological thriller that was shot in Ontario, Canada with a budget of $35 million and grossed over $50.8 million at the box office. The Skulls (2000) was followed by two sequels, The Skulls II (2002) and The Skulls III (2004). Director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious (2001), xXx (2002), Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)) gave us an above average movie about conspiracy theories. The film contains murders, suicide by hanging, secret society, brotherhood, vandalism, mental institution, and conspiracies.

Luke McNamara (Joshua Jackson - The Affair (2014-2017), D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994), Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003)) receives a scholarship to an Ivy League college and dreams of becoming a lawyer. He made one simple huge mistake that puts all that he dreams of in great danger. Luke likes his friend Chloe (Leslie Bibb - Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)) but refused to tell her how he feels because she comes from a wealthy family and he does not. His other friend Will (Hill Harper - CSI: NY (2004-2013), He Got Game (1998), Concussion (2015)) is the coxswain of the rowing team.

Luke’s friendships with Chloe and Max was in danger when Luke joined "The Skulls" which is a secret society. Luke realized that he made a fatal decision, but it was a little too late because there was no getting out from the danger he faces. The Skulls was comprised of cheap thrills, excellent soundtrack, average acting, anĀ average storyline where it is all in the viewer’s hand whether they like this flick or not because there are major plot holes. The movie overall is a good thriller with a few twist if you overlook the plot holes. I kept asking myself why in the world would a secret club/society have their logo everywhere where everyone can see it because it makes no sense whatsoever. The film did not pay much attention to the depth of the society and how they affect us.

About The Skulls 2000

Title: The Skulls
Year: 2000
Runtime: 106 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 8 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 8
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Leslie Bibb, Joshua Jackson, Matthew G. Taylor, Craig T. Nelson, Derek Aasland, Malin Akerman, Steve Harris, Shaw Madson, Hill Harper, David Asman, Noah Danby, Scott Gibson, Shawn Mathieson, Jonathan Khan, Christopher McDonald, Henry Alessandroni, Paul Walker, Cyprian Lerch, William Petersen, James Kay, Derek Boyes, Nigel Bennett, Sherry Hilliard, Connie Buell, Andrew Kraulis, Stephen Richard, Kevin Allen, Jennifer Melino, Paul Walker III, Mac Fyfe
Writers: John Pogue
Director: Rob Cohen

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