The Skeleton Twins

Lists: Drama, Film Quest 2020

Brief Synopsis: "Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship."

Overall Ranking: 876 (Rank from 2014: # 41)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 35.71%
Regular 57.14%
Half-Popped 7.14%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread89(full review)Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 9
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin88(full review)
Popcorn Scorn88(full review)
David Baruffi88(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes85(full review)
Adam Mulgrew80 - On paper, writer/director Craig Johnson's sophomore film The Skeleton Twins is another effort from the Sundance school of downbeat, American-indie dramedies that centres on depressed white people struggling to grow up. But while it does have an air of indie cliché about it, this is a relaxed, sensitive and insightful film that's enlivened by two fantastic lead performances.
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Sober Film Critic James Brown80 - The Skeleton Twins is a surprisingly amusing and touching exploration of depression and suicide. With solid production value and strong performances from the cast, the film makes a compelling yet funny case that suicide can tear families apart, especially when children are involved.
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CinemaVisitor Erik80
Shala Thomas80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80
Dan O'Neill75(full review)
Bryan Lienesch69 - "Indie" in the most mediocre sense of the word.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 3
Minnesota Man50 - Not enough meat on the bones...
(full review)

People Involved

  • Kristen Wiig (Maggie)
  • Bill Hader (Milo)
  • Luke Wilson (Lance)
  • Ty Burrell (Rich)
  • Boyd Holbrook (Billy)
  • Joanna Gleason (Judy)
  • Kathleen Rose Perkins (Carlie)
  • Ian Hyland (Waiter)
  • Craig Johnson (Director)