Scream 3 is a fine ending to the trilogy. The teen horror franchise that ate itself.
Tthe movie belabors the idea that it's the last of a trilogy rather than the third in a series.
Merely adheres to the very convoluted whodunit formula that it outwardly addresses via a from-the-grave video recording by Jamie Kennedy's genre know-it-all.
| Original Score: C-
The self-referential setup is in place, but not the ingenuity or wit to take advantage of it.
| Original Score: 2/4
...a rather anticlimactic finish to a series that started out with such promise...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A limp movie-within-a-movie parody that closed the trilogy with a fizzle instead of the bang it deserved.
An embarrassing carbon copy of its previous films...
End (hopefully) to the hit slasher saga.
| Original Score: 2/5
Missing from the third installment are many of original scribe Kevin Williamson's self-referential genre jokes and a lot of his energetic bravura.
| Original Score: 1/5
A bad slasher movie, made by a talented man who brought hardly a one of his talents to bear.
| Original Score: 3/10
Scream 3 is a crafty and well-crafted wrap-up that really does bring a satisfying sense of closure to the franchise.
A truly tired sequel.
The other Scream films were also tricky and convoluted, but I don't remember them playing like the WB version of Murder, She Wrote, as Scream 3 too often does.
There is nothing particularly clever to make all the bloodshed -- and time spent in the theater -- worth it.
Craven has produced a poor carbon copy of his own New Nightmare.
I hope to forget about this one's existence quickly. It pains me to think of a superb franchise hitting relative rock bottom.
Wes Craven should have quit when he was ahead.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A pretty funny gore-fest that delivers the goods with a few new twists.
| Original Score: 3/5
The new movie strays pretty far from the original idea -- that the Scream characters are horror-movie savvy.
Just a blur of blood and guts -- exactly the type of dreary mayhem that Scream was born to demolish.
| Original Score: 1/4