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The Skulls (2000)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  31 March 2000 (USA)
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Luke McNamara, a college senior from a working class background joins a secret elitist college fraternity organization called "The Skulls", in hope of gaining acceptance into Harvard Law School. At first seduced by the club's trapping of power and wealth, a series of disturbing incidents, such as his best friends suicide, leads Luke to investigate the true nature of the organization and the truth behind his friends supposed suicide. He starts realizing that his future and possibly his life is in danger. Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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Getting in is easy. Getting out is a killer. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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31 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Lobanje  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£149,297 (UK) (24 November 2000)

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ESP 195,232,054 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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When the Skulls members are heading out to the island, the castle in the background is Singer Castle on Dark Island. The island that the Skull and Bone Society owns is called Deer Island. Both islands are in the Thousand Island of the St. Lawrence River. See more »

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During the car chase through the park, the Jeep's lights go out as the driver goes around corners, because he is using the emergency brake, which turns off the daytime running lights. See more »

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Will Beckford: If it's secret and elite, it can't be good.
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People judge this film too much
29 October 2000 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

The Skulls is not art. In fact it's pretty bad but some films are just made to entertain. I'm a firm believer of that. When people complain about this films plot, acting, etc, i just go come on guys give it a break. The movie does what it was made for. it entertains its core audience. Teenagers. I'm a teen and i enjoyed it for what it was even if it wasn't the greatest film ever made.

The plot is intriguing but a little unrealistic. Luke Macnamara wnats desperately to be apart of a secret society known as the skulls. But he soon realizes that being in this society comes at a price.

The plot begins with some intrigue but falls short after awhile and that's when you realize that this film is just there to entertain and yo shold just sit back and enjoy the ride. The acting is actually pretty good. joshua jackson is a telented actor and i bet if he got a better script he could go places. Leslie Bibb is the best because she displays the most emotion. She's very good. Paul walker is the weak link. he needs acting lessons.

so guys don't go into this movie looking for a great script or anything like that. just be prepared to be entertained. i most certainly was.


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