Scream 4 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Scream 4 Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
A half-thought-out lark, the movie mocks and rejects every current trend of the genre.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Easily rises up its peers in the genre and is a suspenseful sequel worth screaming about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
April 21, 2013
Weak plot, half-assed performances and lacking any originality make this a lame and uninspired film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 15, 2013
Fails at chills, stumbles as satire. Tired. Played out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale
October 2, 2012
Everybody is still a suspect and everybody is still a victim, but narrowing down our Ghostface has become easier than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
Returning horror fans should enjoy Scream 4. The series remains smartly unapologetic in toying with meta-references and horror-film expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ali Gray
September 28, 2012
Brutal? Funny? Clever? You get the feeling that maybe, just maybe, Randy would have approved after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
September 20, 2012
"Scream 4" continues to show that the series has passed its prime.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
January 30, 2012
As a commentary on the ongoing (d)evolution of horror cinema and infotainment culture since the last film, it's sharp, perceptive, and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
R. L. Shaffer
January 29, 2012
If you only watch Scream 4 once, it might prove satisfying. But the film fails to hold any value beyond its first screening, largely thanks to a sloppy script that feels like a rough draft.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011
... Basically back to the same old, same old. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing in this age of endless "Saw" sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Clay Cane
October 20, 2011
The characters grapple with the 'rules of horror' films, but the number one rule that I am sure everyone involved with 'Scream 4' knew but refused to say: The fourth installment always and forever sucks.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Matt Neal
The Standard
October 11, 2011
Scream 4 bucks the horror trend by retaining a level of quality rarely seen this many sequels in to a series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 22, 2011
even more self-regardingly postmodern than the earlier films, although Williamson is smart enough to include a gripping whodunnit frame to prevent viewers from becoming totally lost in his hall of mirrors.
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
It's great fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 28, 2011
Why do teenage boys like to watch pretty girls get eviscerated and why do the would-be victims get off on watching their proxies get butchered?
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 9, 2011
Made more for fans of the original than for new audiences, this installment has plenty of fun and horror goodness to please them while possibly picking up a handful of new converts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Grae Drake
May 27, 2011
The Scream movies are generally thought of as horror-comedies, but one of the things that makes them such fun is the fact that they're also mysteries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Gazette (MD)
May 24, 2011
Like its predecessors, it's the horror movie for people who don't want to be on the edge of their seats throughout the whole film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andreas Heinemann
May 16, 2011
This fourth instalment will please the older fans of the series and should make some new ones amongst the audience who were too young to catch Scream on its first go round.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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