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Scary Movie Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
The film just uses the scattershot approach to parody: Throw constant jokes at the screen and some of them will stick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
The jokes are frequent but dumb. It's a fun no-brainer night out.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
October 10, 2001
How to review a critic-proof movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
July 24, 2001
The rudeness isn't particularly creative and the repeated horror movie jokes wear thin before long, leaving viewers checking their watches and wondering if they can't pick up the pace and bump off a few more victims a bit more quickly.
| Original Score: 51/100
June 14, 2001
I am certain someone can make this movie into a credible drinking game...go with a bunch of friends, don't hope for a new watershed in satire, and you'll have an OK time.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 10, 2001
Would it be asking too much if the hit-and-miss jokes could maybe nudge an inch beyond the obvious?
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Stephen Farber
Movieline
April 17, 2001
There's something exhilarating about a movie that cheerfully defies all respectable standards -- and does it with such wild gusto.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
did it really require six screenwriters to tack tasteless jokes onto Kevin Williamson's "Scream" screenplay for less than an hour and a half?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 14, 2001
What's really scary about this movie is somebody screened it and decided it was ready for a live viewing audience. Shudder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
There are some clever bits in it here and there, but it is not nearly as clever or as witty as Scream, or Young Frankenstein, two of the top horror spoofs.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Like most gag-driven farces, it's a hit or miss affair.
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This movie, by any name, would be as entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
To get your money's worth, you need to be familiar with the various teenage horror franchises, and if you are, Scary Movie delivers the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Dinning
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Rendering this film fairly pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Scary Movie is destined to be remembered not for its laugh-per-minute ratio, but for breaking a barrier of crudeness in mainstream movies.
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
It's very funny and -- at times -- even witty in a crude, drunken frat-boy-with-an-epiphany kind of way.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
At times uproariously funny, and pretty solid throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: B

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Mo' funny, mo' funny, mo' funny.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
It's goofy silly humor, from the most graphic sex jokes you'll ever see on film to those old, tired, pot-head gags, to truly funny spoofs of the fright genre
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Not only do they mix their upbeat parodies with a certain yuckiness -- but they also inject occasional social commentary.
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