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Scary Movie Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 5, 2013
mindless fun
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Entertainment Weekly
February 4, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
If you're hoping to forget your troubles for 90 minutes, Scary Movie certainly does the job.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
The humor in this movie is based on the concept that if enough jokes are fired off in a row, some of them will make you laugh. The concept works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
October 10, 2003
The kind of thing that leads to sleepless nights -- from severely bruised rib cages.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Scary Movie is a sporadically hilarious parody of teen horror movies that too frequently seems half-baked.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
This is Dumb American Comedy at its best and well worth 90 minutes of your time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Scary Movie is sporadically hilarious, and worth seeing for that...
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
By far director/actor Keenen Ivory Wayans' best parody effort to date, primarily because he here taps into a rejuvenated genre and is given access to broader subject matter with universal appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
There's energy and glee in the movie, as if the Wayans brothers were still little boys, desperately working to out-gross each other. Naughty little boys and girls everywhere, even those who have officially grown up, will appreciate their commitment.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 7, 2002
One of the most appallingly hysterical movies of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
The jokes are frequent but dumb. It's a fun no-brainer night out.
| Original Score: 6/10
Scott Weinberg
October 10, 2001
How to review a critic-proof movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
Stephen Farber
April 17, 2001
There's something exhilarating about a movie that cheerfully defies all respectable standards -- and does it with such wild gusto.
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
January 1, 2000
Scary Movie could be said to give rise to an unprecedented new genre: the horny horror comedy.
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
Let me sum it up thusly: I almost wet myself, I was laughing so hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Without a pretentious bone in its body, the movie is 100% spoof.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This movie, by any name, would be as entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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