• PG-13, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    David Zucker
    In Theaters:
    Oct 24, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 11, 2004
  • Miramax Films


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Scary Movie 3 Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's better than the second film...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

As with Scary Movie parts one and two, you pays your money, you gets your laughs, and you won't remember a thing in a few months.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

September 23, 2005
Scott Weinberg

Fun, stupid stuff with no sense of a narrative arc or plot structure ... but hey, it made me laugh anyway.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 3/5

September 17, 2005
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

This is just a stab in the dark, the wildest of guesses on my part, but I don't think Michael Jackson would recommend "Scary Movie 3."

| Original Score: B

September 11, 2005
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Often in spectacular bad taste, but like its predecessors it made me laugh hard and often.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 8, 2003
Matthew Turner

Delivers plenty of decent laughs in its short running time.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

November 26, 2003
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week

the film skewers a group very worthy of cinematic abuse and misuse, being what we playfully refer to as the stupid.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

November 10, 2003
Brian Orndorf

Zucker amps up the slapstick a little too much, resulting in headaches where belly laughs could've easily been harvested.

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: 7/10

November 7, 2003
Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
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Zucker and company keep up such a frantic pace, the next laugh is never too far off.

November 5, 2003
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

The scariest thing about Scary Movie 3 is that it's actually pretty funny.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 4, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Yes, it's very, very stupid. But it's also full of hilariously inspired comedy.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

November 2, 2003
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

When Scary Movie 3 hits, its belly laughs are loud and long, and it actually picks up steam in its second half.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

October 30, 2003
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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A hit-or-miss affair, but the gags that connect really connect.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

October 29, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Ultimately a disposable movie that feeds off the pop culture of the moment, but for now -- for some generally funny comedy -- it's not a bad time at the movies.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3/5

October 29, 2003
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

No one goes to Scary Movie 3 expecting a work of genius. We go to be distracted for a while. It works on that level. Sometimes that is enough.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

October 28, 2003
Kevin Carr
Film Threat

Leslie Neilsen reteams with Zucker as President Harris, and it's refreshing to see him in a wacky comedy spoof that is actually funny.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

October 28, 2003
David Ng
Village Voice
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Rebounds nicely from its sophomore misfire, giddily inbreeding the plots of a half-dozen box office overachievers-from The Ring to 8 Mile -- until the result assumes a comically unstoppable life of its own.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 28, 2003
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

At barely 80 minutes, it's just as long as it needs to be, and almost as funny.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 27, 2003
Spence D.
IGN Movies

Despite the sluggish third act, Scary Movie 3, for what it is - and that would be big, dumb fun - is worth shelling out the duckets for.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

October 26, 2003
Dustin Putman

If your idea of a good time is trying not to roll in the aisles with laughter and risk making a fool of yourself, then Scary Movie 3 surprisingly fits the bills.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 25, 2003
Edith Alderette
San Francisco Examiner

October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
October 18, 2008

February 7, 2004
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews

If you're a fan of the Scary Movie franchise, or of the ZAZ style, you should really check this one out.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 6, 2003

Boston Phoenix
November 1, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 24, 2003
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