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Scary Movie Reviews

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Beth Pratt
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
This movie will only frighten you with its crudeness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
It's scary that it took six people to write a movie this bad.
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
As usual with this genre, there's no story; the Wayanses simply pummel the audience with gag after gag.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Just throws random episodes of horror flick schtick at the screen in no particular order, hoping the good gags don't land too far apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Para cinéfilos que quieran y tengan el humor para entrar a ver una película que es sumamente estúpida, pero también muy, muy divertida
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...makes one wince in pain or grimace with embarrassment about as often as it makes one smile.
| Original Score: 5/10
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
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
I couldn't help wishing I were watching that obscure little children's fantasy instead. As I recall, it's a lot funnier and more frightening than Scary Movie.
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
Most of the jokes are gross and offensive -- funny only to those with the most sophomoric taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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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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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Labored, Naked Gun-ish quotes from The Matrix, The Blair Witch Project, and The Usual Suspects merely congratulate us for recognizing them.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Usually what you're laughing at is ugliness.
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Jan Stuart
January 1, 2000
Anything resembling taste, wit or political correctness is strictly prohibited.
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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
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The Wayans have shown they have more talent than this.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
Scary Movie doesn't seem to know exactly what it's sending up.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
The Wayans brothers have admitted to watching up to a dozen different popular films to help inspire their spoof, but where exactly is the inspiration?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christina Ziegler-McPherson
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Make no mistake -- this one is lowbrow comedy all the way.
| Original Score: 2/4
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