Scream Reviews

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December 7, 2018
No one will ever consider Wes Craven's Scream Oscar fodder, but this funny and scary little experiment in terror from the man who invented "Nightmare on Elm Street" puts some fun back into a very tired genre.
October 6, 2013
By the time Scream arrives at its final twist, Craven has done too many contortions of his own to give the finale much shock value.
October 6, 2013
The picture is so full of cross-references, self-mockery and movies within movies (including a stalking that's recorded on video) that it can't help turning into a precious two-hour in-joke.
October 6, 2013
Scream builds to a splattering finale that should leave genre fans highly satisfied. Here's one of the year's better thrillers.
October 6, 2013
Scream may be a cut above the gore fests that line the dimly lit back wall at your video store, but it is a far cry from genre classics like Halloween or Craven's own Nightmare On Elm Street.
March 24, 2011
May 7, 2019
Scream is the story of when innocent women come up against angry men.
February 25, 2019
Scream is an enjoyable film that doesn't take itself too seriously.
December 7, 2018
A massive disturbance in the atmosphere. Not every movie can do what Scream did-verbalize tropes, subverting them while paying homage...
August 24, 2018
Scream serves as a near perfect example of how to successfully and single-handedly revive the horror genre.
April 19, 2016
Cleverly penned.
October 6, 2013
The movie contains the usual stock horror characters, but they are supplied with dialogue, often surprisingly smart and funny, that serves as a running, biting commentary on slasher conventions.
October 6, 2013
The movie's only wrinkle is that it is, in a crude fashion, post-modernist. Pardon me while I alert the media.
October 6, 2013
It is a fright film that takes elements from classics that evoked the screamin' meemies and reinvents melodramatic applications offering a new spin to slice-and-dice antics. Gallows humor runs rampant, too.
May 20, 2011
Remains a highly polished piece of meta-slasher mayhem.
April 4, 2011
...a fun, well-paced slasher...
March 4, 2011
Maybe not the first metamovie, but certainly the one that popularized the genre.
December 15, 2010
Graphic mystery-homage to teen-slasher movies.
April 28, 2010
Once all pretense and self-congratulatory winks to the audience have finished, the climax pretty much goes on auto-drive relying on the basic slasher fare...
July 12, 2009
Self-knowing badness is in fact badness; it might actually be worse than just regular old badness because it is, in addition to everything else, smug.
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