Scary Movie 3 (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Scary Movie 3 (2003)



Critic Consensus: Though an improvement over the second Scary Movie, the laughs are still inconsistent.

Movie Info

While star Anna Faris returns for the third film in the Scary Movie series, the power behind the camera has shifted from the Wayans brothers to one of the Zucker brothers. The Zucker in question is David Zucker, and he's brought along his partner in movie-parody crime, Leslie Nielsen. This time around, aim is taken at such horror blockbusters as Signs and The Ring, while films of other genres, including Independence Day, 8 Mile, and The Matrix, are also lampooned. The plot finds Cindy (Faris) trying to help the president (Nielsen) thwart an alien attack while also facing crop circles and a mysterious video tape. In the spirit of the two Matrix sequels, Scary Movie 3 was shot back-to-back with Scary Movie 4. Queen Latifah, Charlie Sheen, and Eddie Griffin also star. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for pervasive crude and sexual humor, language, comic violence and drug references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer, Brian Lynch, Phil Beauman, Alison Fouse
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 11, 2004
Box Office: $109.8M
Miramax Films - Official Site


Simon Rex
as George
Regina Hall
as Brenda Meeks
Camryn Manheim
as Trooper Champlin
Queen Latifah
as Aunt ShaNeequa/The O...
Jeremy Piven
as Ross Giggins
Leslie Nielsen
as President Harris
D.L. Hughley
as John Wilson
Ja Rule
as Agent Thompson
George Carlin
as The Architect
Marny Eng
as Tabitha
Naomi Lawson-Baird
as Sweet Tabitha
Lori Stewart
as Tabitha's Mother
Tim Stack
as Carson Ward
Darrell Hammond
as Father Muldoon
Dexter Bell
as Toilet Guy
Dame Lee
as Rapper No.1
Doron Bell Jr.
as Rapper No.2
Ajay Naidu
as Sayaman
William Taylor
as Mr. Meeks
Patricia Idlette
as Mrs. Meeks
Frank C. Turner
as Mr. Meeks's Brother
Monica Dillon
as Brenda's Grandmother
Jim Bremner
as Guy in Chair
Troy Yorke
as Alien No.1
Marco Soriano
as Alien No.2
Cliff Solomon
as Native American No.1
Byron Chief-Moon
as Native American No.2
Dolly Madsen
as Native American No.3
John Hainsworth
as Tracheotomy Man
Beverley Breuer
as Tracheotomy Wife
Jessie Young
as Girl Scout
Deanne Henry
as Tammy Fae Baker
Eric Breker
as Secret Serviceman Jo...
Abigail Adams
as Wedding Guest
Simon Cowell
as Himself
Fat Joe
as Himself
Master P
as Himself
Macy Gray
as Herself
as Himself
Method Man
as Himself
as Himself
The Rza
as Himself
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Scary Movie 3

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (35)

Just middling funny, with no truly memorable high points and a sum impact that goes poof! before you've left the parking garage.

Full Review… | June 23, 2008
Top Critic

Zucker's slapstick may have the satiric delicacy of a chainsaw lobotomy, but it hasn't harmed the franchise.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This PG-13 has R-rated stuff.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

It's better than the second film...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Be afraid, be very afraid.

Full Review… | June 23, 2008

Basically, any movie that suffers from a lack of Charlie Sheen has got problems.

Full Review… | April 1, 2006
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Scary Movie 3

So much better than the second but in no way as good at the first, the jokes are a lot more original with several funny moments especially with the boy. Leslie Nielsen was a brilliant add to the series.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

Scary Movie 3 is the third uninspired entry of the Scary Movie franchise. With this third film, the filmmakers have clearly run out of ideas, and wrote this horrid mess of a "comedy". This film is unfunny, stupid and above all, a total waste of time. This has some awful jokes, bad acting, and the failed attempt at "humor" feels forced, unnatural and strained. The actors themselves seemed bored, and not involved in the film. How can they? This third entry plainly sucks. The gags are very bad, and the film tries too hard at being an effective parody, but it's not. This film is really the start at where parody films started being very bad. I found the film to be very stupid, and awful. I hated this third film, and considering I liked the first two, I was very disappointed in what I saw in this film. Spoof films aren't funny anymore, and Scary Movie 3 and 4 along with Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans proves it. Scary Movie 3 is a disappointing and very bad film that you're not missing out on. Watch the first two Scary Movie films, as they do provide a few laughs, but skip on this one and the fourth film. This film is a painful attempt at comedy, and doesn't do anything interesting on-screen. Skip it; you'll be glad you did.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Scary Movie 3 is a hilarious film and is a good comedy, but the problem is that it just feels that now they are trying a little TOO hard to be stupid. The storyline is funny, and a great spoof. The cast is ok, the little boy and Charlie Sheen were hilarious, but Anna Farris is getting old. The jokes are great, but when I laughed I felt kind of stupid for laughing, is that wrong? Oh well, if you want a good spoof, watch this, if you actually wanna see a great spoof watch the first one.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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