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Scary Movie 4 (2006)

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37

Average Rating: 4.7/10
Reviews Counted: 126
Fresh: 46 | Rotten: 80

Sure to inspire a few chuckles, but not enough to compensate for the recycled material from its predecessors.

42

Average Rating: 5.1/10
Critic Reviews: 26
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 15

Sure to inspire a few chuckles, but not enough to compensate for the recycled material from its predecessors.

audience

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 561,053

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Movie Info

Spoof series torch-bearer and Airplane! mastermind David Zucker steps back into the captain's chair for yet another round of cinematic shenanigans in the latest installment of the Scary Movie franchise, this time mocking such frightful blockbusters as Saw, War of the Worlds, The Village, and The Grudge. An alien invasion threatens to wipe out the entire human race, but not if Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris) and her nymphomaniac pal, Brenda Meeks (Regina Hall), have any say in the matter. With the

PG-13,

Comedy

David Zucker, Craig Mazin, Jim Abrahams

Aug 15, 2006

$90.7M

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All Critics (129) | Top Critics (26) | Fresh (46) | Rotten (80) | DVD (27)

Watch (sober) at your peril.

May 6, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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The jokes miss more than they hit, but there are a lot of them, and when they work, it's gold.

April 18, 2006 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Scary Movie 4 never takes you close to death by laughter, as the Naked Gun films did. But it's funny enough to turn the hands on your watch much more quickly than you can believe.

April 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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The even numbers don't favor the Scary Movie franchise. Inspiration ran dry for the Wayans Brothers in No. 2; now successors David Zucker & Co suffer gag fatigue following up their moderately improving efforts on the third installment.

April 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Scary Movie 4 is the second to be directed by Airplane! and The Naked Gun's David Zucker and possibly the funniest one yet.

April 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Much of the humor feels tired and unfunny, and David Zucker's directing sags where it should zing.

April 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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By the time you get to see the fourth incarnation of any movie franchise, you should be pretty sure what you're in for %u2013 and this one is true to its brand. It's corny, mischievous and more than a tad tacky in places.

October 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Screenwize
Screenwize

A lazy little product of mediocrity that will be woefully outdated in the next year...

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

High production values and seemingly endless celebrity cameos only moderately elevate the scattershot satire of the Scary Movie franchise.

April 20, 2009 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
ColeSmithey.com

Despite an infusion of talent once associated with everything from Airplane to Hot Shots ... Scary Movie 4 feels ... far more tired and worn out that the films it spoofs ...

July 4, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter
ESplatter

In a quarter of a century who's even going to remember that Tom Cruise went on Oprah's show and made an ass of himself?

August 18, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Comments (2)
eFilmCritic.com

A low-brow comedy chock full of cheap laughs.

June 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Richmond Post
Richmond Post

There are some laughs in this latest installment.

February 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Well, it's better than Scary Movie 3: Honey, I Sunk the Franchise.

January 28, 2007 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com
MovieCrypt.com

A film with more chuckles then guffaws, hopefully the producers will settle on better movies to make fun of next time around.

December 13, 2006 Full Review Source: Nolan's Pop Culture Review
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

full review in Greek

October 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

...there's simply no denying that these movies (and parodies in general, it would seem) have long-since outlived their usefulness.

August 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Has the fourth of any film series ever worked? This does! It's a franchise that could keep on scaring up the spoofs and mixed metaphors till the cows come home to roost.

August 23, 2006 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Weekly
Sci-Fi Weekly

The 4th pile of CRAP

August 21, 2006 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review
3BlackChicks Review

It hits a few broad targets and misses many more, leaving the door open to continue the series indefinitely.

June 12, 2006 Full Review
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

There is a certain slapdash energy and heedless silliness to the proceedings that is somewhat engaging, certainly more so than the hateful likes of Date Movie.

June 3, 2006 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Nada mais é do que uma colagem de referências que se julga inteligente apenas por ser capaz de recriar cenas conhecidas de outras produções.

June 1, 2006
Cinema em Cena

The humor is supposed to come from the recognition that another movie or entertainment world incident from the pages of Us Weekly is having fun poked at it.

May 13, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

This franchise will never make the history books, but, you know, if they have to keep coming, this is probably the best of the lot, with more laughs than you might expect.

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Scary Movie 4 is a fun time out at the pictures, but the genre has become so unnecessarily vicious over the last few years, and has lost its way so desperately, that you end up feeling rather guilty for laughing at it.

May 6, 2006 Full Review Source: FilmFocus

Too much potty humor -- and not enough inspired comedy -- sink this fourth installment in the SM franchise.

May 6, 2006 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Audience Reviews for Scary Movie 4

War of the Worlds is one of my favourite movies so I liked this one quite a lot. They did it in a really good way adding more jokes into it. The characters are a bit stale now though. The best scene had to be with the Japanese boy when they were talking in 'Japanese' using words like Nagasaki and Honda. As a film that you're not meant to take seriously, it's brilliant.
October 31, 2011
StarCrossedVoyager

Super Reviewer

The Scary Movie franchise, at this point is truly scraping the bottom of the barrel of ideas. This film is not funny whatsoever. I felt like this was a great waste of time. The film uses gross out humor that I found to be in very poor taste, along with popular culture references that were supposed to be "funny", but that failed miserably. What you have here is one of the many spoof films that fails to deliver something actually funny. Scary Movie 4 is along with the other recent spoof films, a bunch of films that fail to deliver anything funny for the viewer. Scary Movie 4 should've never been made in the first place, and is one of the worst spoof films that I have seen. This film is much uninspired and the filmmakers are quite lazy when it comes to delivering something funny. The think popular culture references are funny, well I didn't think so. I felt like this was one of the worst comedies that I've seen, and there was absolutely nothing good going for it whatsoever. This film misses the mark i9n delivering something funny to an audience. Really shitty reviews should be a clue to film studios that their film really sucks. In the case of the Scary Movie franchise, they should've gotten a clue after the first two. This film is a train wreck of a film that has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
September 20, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

SCARY MOVIE 4 was much funnier than the first three films. This was more often funny, and it experimented with all different comedic sub-genres rather than relying solely on dumb humor to draw mucho laughs. I love the second scene with Charlie Sheenâ??I shouldn't explain; it's much funnier if you just go ahead and see it yourself.
August 8, 2011
spielberg00

Super Reviewer

    1. Cindy Campbell: That's him!
    2. Brenda Meeks: Huh! He's cute.
    – Submitted by Rawballs B (9 months ago)
    1. The President: Man kind is doomed either way. But wait now I need to find out if the goose layed it's egg
    – Submitted by Connor N (9 months ago)
    1. Cindy Campbell: Fujitsu!
    – Submitted by Rawballs B (9 months ago)
    1. Himself: You are free to go.
    2. Cindy Campbell: Annnd...
    3. Himself: I'm sorry.
    4. Cindy Campbell: Like you mean it.
    5. Himself: Sorry I tried to kill all man kind. Happy?
    – Submitted by Connor N (9 months ago)
    1. Himself: Tom. You are the only one keeping your kids live.
    2. Robbie: Well it's been a good run.
    – Submitted by Connor N (9 months ago)
    1. Tom Ryan: We aren't gonna lose anyone
    2. Holly: What about Robbie?
    3. Tom Ryan: Except Robbie
    – Submitted by Connor N (9 months ago)
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