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Scary Movie 5 (2013)



Average Rating: 2/10
Reviews Counted: 50
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 48

Juvenile even by Scary Movie standards, this fifth installment offers stale pop culture gags that generate few laughs.


Average Rating: 2.2/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 13

Juvenile even by Scary Movie standards, this fifth installment offers stale pop culture gags that generate few laughs.



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The latest installment of the SCARY MOVIE franchise includes send ups of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, MAMA, SINISTER, THE EVIL DEAD, INCEPTION, BLACK SWAN and pop culture featuring Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Snoop Dogg, Katt Williams, Molly Shannon, Terry Crews, Simon Rex, Jerry O'Connell, Sarah Hyland, Katrina Bowden, Tyler Posey, Shad Moss aka Bow Wow, Kate Walsh, Heather Locklear, Mac Miller and Mike Tyson. SCARY MOVIE V is directed by Malcolm Lee who teamed up and worked side by


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Aug 20, 2013


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The latest installment of the slick, highly profitable parody franchise.

April 14, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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It's supposed to be funny, but you'd have an easier time reading a zombie's pulse than you would finding a single good laugh ...

April 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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For the art-house crowd, who may, I suppose, stumble drunk into the wrong theater after too much Chardonnay, there are nods to Black Swan and 127 Hours.

April 13, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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A film composed almost entirely of jokes that were much funnier when you read them on Twitter years ago.

April 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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Like so much of this whole series, the mere mention of a familiar pop culture figure or title is supposed to be hilarious.

April 12, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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Scary Movie 5 must be some kind of psychological experiment. Perhaps the filmmakers sat in a lab, rubbing their temples while wondering aloud how awful they could make a movie and still score at the box office.

April 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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The writers are on auto pilot once more, relying on the "It's familiar, so it must be funny" routine...

October 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Scary Movie 5 is a reprehensible excuse of a comedy and should barely be considered a film since it's of such poor quality. They don't make a dunce cap big enough for individuals this idiotic.

August 19, 2013 Full Review Source:

Railing against Scary Movie V for diminishing the series' standards would be as effective as criticising Brooke Hogan for disgracing her proud family name. And yet, the fifth instalment of the Scary Movie franchise does do that.

August 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Quickflix

A boldly uninspired torrent of halfhearted slapstick, interminable poop jokes, and pointless pop-culture references, a veritable tsunami of idiocy.

July 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Twitch

Enough. Please.

May 4, 2013 Full Review Source: 3AW

This is a big waste of time, drawing one more gasp out of a series that should have given up the ghost long ago.

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

This franchise has steadily gotten worse and worse with #5 being the all time low.

April 21, 2013 Full Review Source:

The only thing scary about 'Scary Movie 5' is the thought of a sequel.

April 20, 2013 Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

It's crude, gross and probably wishes it was offensive but comes across as just lazy, limp and unfunny.

April 18, 2013 Full Review Source: The List
The List

Don't. Don't go see this. Don't subject yourself to this. Don't subject your brain to this. Don't give these people your money and encourage them to make more of this.

April 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The filmmakers border on sophomoric desperation, achieving a measurable shred of humor only in the outtakes during the closing credits.

April 16, 2013 Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate
SSG Syndicate

A laughter vacuum whose race to parody the likes of Mama and the new Evil Dead remake didn't stretch to writing actual jokes.

April 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

This vapid, vulgar insult to the intelligence couldn't possibly have been tested on any focus groups. Can we all now agree that we've reached the cinematic saturation point with the rapidly-expiring, Scary Movie franchise?

April 14, 2013 Full Review Source:

If I ever have to watch another Scary Movie film, I'll give up on writing, cinema, and society forever.

April 13, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

The scariest thing about Scary Movie 5 is that it actually made me chortle less than some of the silly horror flicks it's trying to spoof!

April 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

Lacking a single honest laugh, this is shoddy by comparison with the other Scary Movie sequels... which throws it in a pit with Transylmania, Breaking Wind and Stan Helsing.

April 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
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Audience Reviews for Scary Movie 5

It's dumber/funnier than the last. Bring on another MoVIe!

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September 1, 2013

Super Reviewer

Scary Movie 5 - This may be one of the worst spoof movies I have ever seen! It takes everything that was ever good or just decent about the other "Scary Movie" films and breaks the back of the franchise. It is dead dead dead. Hardly a laugh comes from this film at all. I will say that it is more clever than the hideous "30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" that came out earlier this year and attempted to make you laugh. I've seen worse films, but this is one of the worst this year by far. It's unfunny, crude, rude, and completely ridiculous. "Scary Movie 5" is not quite as bad as I think the second film is, but there is nothing good about this film besides a few gags here and there that made me chuckle and save me from killing myself out of boredom. This is a terrible film!
August 23, 2013
KJ Proulx

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Evil is coming. Bring protection.

Very weak comedy movie! The worst of the Scary Movie franchise. The era of spoof and parody is dead. Let me start off by saying that I knew this film was going to be horrible from the start. I had read reviews and knew it was bad, but being so infatuated with film and theater, I actually wanted to see the movie to diagnose exactly what made it so horrible. Admittedly, there were some very rare parts of the movie that had a somewhat witty humor to it, but it was only once or twice, and weak at that. The rest of the stupid slapstick humor was just so lame and dragging. Overall, there was almost no sophisticated or witty humor, horrid acting, and it was all just plain bad. So yes, the reviews are correct, it was horrible. Don't waste your time!

Happily-married couple Dan and Jody begin to notice some bizarre activity once they bring their newborn baby Aiden home from the hospital. But when the chaos expands into Jody's job as a ballet dancer and Dan's career as an Ape researcher, they realize their family is being stalked by a nefarious demon. Together, with the advice of certified experts and the aid of numerous cameras, they must figure out how to get rid of it before it's too late.
July 26, 2013
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

The spoof genre is officially buried. We can confirm that now. That the end was nigh, we knew already six years ago when Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer went to the john and squeezed out the abomination known as Epic Movie. Which they proudly patted each other on the back over, packaged and shipped out to the misery of audiences everywhere. I myself saw it with my younger brother - he contracted something akin to a stomach ulcer long before the end credits rolled.

The Scary Movie series, on the other hand, has been what you'd call a guilty pleasure of mine. Jejune and IQ-depraved, no argument there, but at least I got some good laughs out of it, even from the franchise's fourth and then-weakest installment.

Film number five starts off fairly decent with an adequately amusing Benny Hill send-up performed by the poster children of all Hollywood scandals: Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen. A quick-n-easy paycheck for them both, which we can only assume they have snorted away by now.

The few chuckle-worthy jests at the film's disposal are exhausted before we even get halfway. The rest is exclusively devoted to such tasteful antics as - brace yourselves - toilet humor, fat jokes, groin kicks, slapstick and Heather Locklear repulsively giving birth on stage during a performance of the ballet classic "Swan Lake". Whew! And blergh...

A combination of Mama and Paranormal Activity has served as a basis for the plot, although any mention of story is in this case quite irrelevant. Everything between Inception to Evil Dead has become a target for ridicule, which sounds fun on paper, but the potential and many celebrity cameos of which are utterly squandered.

If, despite my warnings, your cravings for a dose of unrestrained humor won't let itself be suppressed, rather dust off your DVD collection and introduce your teenagers to great classics like Airplane! and The Naked Gun series. Or why not Hot Shots 2, now that we have Charlie Sheen fresh in subject. Any and all are a more preferable option than writhing and suffering in front of this appendicitis of a parody.

Rest in peace, thou once enjoyable genre.
June 18, 2013
Mike S

Super Reviewer

    1. Tom: I'll pay you to get me out of this movie.
    – Submitted by Jon R (17 months ago)
    1. Tom: I've come back from worse than this!
    – Submitted by Arturo P (20 months ago)
    1. Jody: I feel like there's something in this house.
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    1. Jody: Who's the cutuest baby in the world? Little baby Aidan.
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