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Skinwalkers

action & adventure, horror


A 13-year-old boy suddenly finds himself at the center of a battle between two warring groups of werewolves. One group is sworn to protect him while the other is trying to kill him.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    14%
  • Audience Score
    25%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
Violence
5 out of 5
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5

Silly werewolf tale is violent but boring.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this dark, poorly edited horror movie has plenty of violence, including multi-gun shootouts, careening cars, and werewolf attacks (bloody, shredding flesh, usually in deep shadow). The narrator, a nearly 13-year-old boy, has a difficult relationship with relatives that he's just discovered are werewolves (the fact that they've lied to him his whole life creates a lot of tension). A female werewolf shows cleavage and midriff as she chomps on her victims; some beer and liquor is shown in a bar scene. Language is relatively mild, including several "hells" and fewer uses of both "s--t" and "damn."

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's family dynamic. How does his relatives' lifelong lie affect Tim? Does it have a greater impact on him because of his age (13 is tricky even without monsters)? What kinds of revelations could affect real-life kids just as much? Families can also discuss the differences between the male and female werewolves. What sets them apart from each other? What characteristics are typical for TV and movie werewolves? Do these werewolves stick to the pattern?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    14%
    reviews counted: 21
    see all Skinwalkers reviews
  • Audience

    25%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: in the absence of tension, laughs, thrills, scares or anything like complexity, there is nothing here for viewers to sink their fangs into. The only real note of menace...is a hint at the end that there may be a sequel.

- Anton Bitel, Film4, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: stinks like a mangy animal's fetid coat

- Bill Gibron, Filmcritic.com, Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rotten: The only thing more boring than a vampire with moral issues about biting people in the neck is a werewolf who'd rather become fully human than howl at the moon once a month.

- Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly, Friday, August 10, 2007

Audience Reviews

1 star

Not well executed, no gore, bad effects. Other than that... Watch Dog Soldiers instead.

- nickymo89, Thursday, November 18, 2010

2 stars

well it doesnt leave much to the imagination!! its alrght movie with alright fight sequences but its just predictable and annoyingly boring in some places!

- FiLmCrAzY, Saturday, February 6, 2010

2 stars

This werewolf movie is really average with much-needed makeover with the hair. It doesn?t make sense to me in the story of finding the cure belong to a 13-year-old boy so the different groups between good and bad Skinwalkers are fighting each other to protect or kill the innocent boy.

- deano, Sunday, March 30, 2008