• 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

Dennis Harvey
Variety
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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 Source: Variety

June 23, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Zucker's slapstick may have the satiric delicacy of a chainsaw lobotomy, but it hasn't harmed the franchise.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
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
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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Too often even Scary Movie 3's cleverest bits degenerate from affectionate satire into mere imitation of their sources.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

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
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
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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... this genre is pretty much dead.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

October 27, 2003
Matt Bonesteel
Washington Post
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[David] Zucker's film ultimately comes up short because he doesn't seem to want to slow down as he gets older.

October 24, 2003
Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post
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If you haven't been a regular fixture at the multiplex, or don't spend all your time in front of the tube surfing hip-hop videos on MTV2, then you're not in on the joke, and if you're not in on the joke, you might want to skip this one.

October 24, 2003
Mike Clark
USA Today
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A sequel funnier than its predecessors.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

October 24, 2003
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It's all been there, razzed that, with long flat valleys stretching beneath the comic peaks.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

October 24, 2003
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It's last year's satire, wearing this year's clothes.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 24, 2003
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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There are a few laughs in Scary Movie 3, but most of the content is hopelessly dated.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

October 24, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The Naked Gun 33 1/3 wasn't the final insult from a founding ZAZ (Zucker/Abrams/Zucker) member; this is.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1/4

October 24, 2003
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Scary Movie 3 is a veritable time capsule of of-this-moment kitsch, schlock and bad taste. And it's funny, too.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 24, 2003
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Plays like 80 minutes of Naked Gun rejects.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

October 24, 2003
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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Mediocre spoof.

| Original Score: 2/4

October 24, 2003
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Despite one of the year's best trailers, this horror-film spoof is as laugh-challenged as the woeful first sequel.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: C-

October 24, 2003
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It has the tasteless thing going on but no film can succeed on vomit alone.

| Original Score: D

October 24, 2003
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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If you don't think Mother Teresa commemorative bobbleheads are funny, this movie is definitely not for you.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

October 24, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie is filled with famous and semi-famous faces, although only two of them work for their laughs and get them.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 24, 2003
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The last 15 minutes of this movie feel as sleepy and uninspired as the last 30 of any recent episode of Saturday Night Live. But the movie has given up long before that.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

October 24, 2003
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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There are worse comedies, but few more pointless.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

October 24, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 24, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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An old-hat mixture of obvious parody and exaggerated bad taste.

| Original Score: C-

October 24, 2003
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The funniest and possibly sickest entry yet.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

October 24, 2003
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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New director, new writers, same old shtick.

October 24, 2003
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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[David Zucker] still has the eye, ear and metabolism of a hyperactive child weaned entirely on candy bars and educated by Mad Magazine.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 23, 2003
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Consistently entertaining and frequently hilarious.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 23, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Although it's a definite improvement over the last movie, Scary Movie 3 feels like 20 minutes of material spread over an hour and a half.

| Original Score: 3/5

October 23, 2003
Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
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Under Mr. Zucker's direction, Scary Movie 3 ends up being neither the lowball spoof its predecessors were, nor the sort of madcap farce for which Mr. Zucker is famous.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C

October 23, 2003
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Crass, crude and sledgehammer- subtle. Yet, you can't help giggling yourself stupid, even at the more obvious sight gags.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 23, 2003
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's the ideal comedy for 12-year-old boys of every age and gender.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

October 23, 2003
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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The laughs are so far apart and offer so few comic calories that it might be time to stick a fork in the franchise.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

October 23, 2003
Phil Kloer
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Scary Movie 3 blows more opportunities than the post-season Braves.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: D

October 23, 2003
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