The Skeleton Key


Set in the heart of voodoo country, outside New Orleans, a live-in nurse takes up residence with an elderly couple to look after the husband. She comes across the titular skeleton key, which gives her access to all the rooms in the house. In some rooms, she discovers old letters hinting at dark and bloody deeds in the past. She naturally decides to to investigate further...

104 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Horror, Thriller.

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I wish the key to my life was as simple as this...
I wish the key to my life was as simple as this...

Credits

Cast
Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Maxine Barnett
Director
Iain Softley
ScreenplayEhren Kruger
MusicEd Shearmur
CinematographyDaniel Mindel
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorUIP
Made in2005
Produced byBrick Dust Productions LLC, Daniel Bobker Productions, Double Feature Films, Universal Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequently mild to none
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequently mild to strong
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe portrayals of the practice of Hoodoo rituals and their perpetuations is indicative of the notion that Evil is the victor.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

Adjusted Childcare Action Project (CAP) Report (USA)

CategoryScore (-50 to 50)
Wanton Violence / Crime
-50
Impudence / Hate
-35
Sexual Immorality
-25
Drugs / Alcohol
-35
Offence to God
-50
Murder / Suicide
30
Final score
-28

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Gary van Dyk
10
Die Burger
Jeanne Hugo
10
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
10
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
12
The Star
Magdel du Preez
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
BBC
Nev Pierce
10
Box Office
Tim Cogshell
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
13
eye Weekly
Paul Carlucci
8
IMDB Staff
Mark Englehart
12
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
13

What the People say

Internet
2312 Netizens
12

Average .. 54%

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