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Scary Movie Reviews

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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
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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
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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
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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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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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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Everyone plays his or her part with just enough unself-conscious seriousness for the jokes to work.
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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+
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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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Jan Stuart
Newsday
January 1, 2000
Anything resembling taste, wit or political correctness is strictly prohibited.
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
It's just crude, rude and socially unacceptable.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Don't be surprised if Scary Movie spawns itself.
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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.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Scary Movie is a good showcase for a talented, youthful cast, and the film is carried with aplomb by newcomer Faris, a fearless comedian and an appealing ingénue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
January 1, 2000
Practically guaranteed to make you laugh until you're ashamed of yourself.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Now that's funny.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Usually what you're laughing at is ugliness.
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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
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
This movie, too, will pass.
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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.
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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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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
A movie that keeps testing just how low it can go.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Anybody who needs a good laugh can find it at Scary Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Scary Movie is less than satisfactory.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
The satire is sharp and knowing.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The first 10 minutes are its funniest, most inventive and best crafted. The Wayanses seemed to have stopped worrying about the quality of their work from that point on.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Among today's rude, crude and gleefully non-PC comedies, Scary Movie can be so funny it's scary.
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The jokes in Scary Movie do everything to signal their arrival except call ahead and book a hotel room.
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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.