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Scary Movie Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 4, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 10, 2003
The kind of thing that leads to sleepless nights -- from severely bruised rib cages.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 10, 2001
Would it be asking too much if the hit-and-miss jokes could maybe nudge an inch beyond the obvious?
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
January 1, 2000
Everyone plays his or her part with just enough unself-conscious seriousness for the jokes to work.
January 1, 2000
The Wayans have shown they have more talent than this.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
January 1, 2000
This movie, by any name, would be as entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Anything resembling taste, wit or political correctness is strictly prohibited.
January 1, 2000
It's just crude, rude and socially unacceptable.
January 1, 2000
Don't be surprised if Scary Movie spawns itself.
January 1, 2000
It's scary that it took six people to write a movie this bad.
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
January 1, 2000
Practically guaranteed to make you laugh until you're ashamed of yourself.
January 1, 2000
Now that's funny.
January 1, 2000
Usually what you're laughing at is ugliness.
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
January 1, 2000
This movie, too, will pass.
January 1, 2000
It's very funny and -- at times -- even witty in a crude, drunken frat-boy-with-an-epiphany kind of way.
January 1, 2000
Like most gag-driven farces, it's a hit or miss affair.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
A movie that keeps testing just how low it can go.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Anybody who needs a good laugh can find it at Scary Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Scary Movie is less than satisfactory.
January 1, 2000
The satire is sharp and knowing.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2000
Among today's rude, crude and gleefully non-PC comedies, Scary Movie can be so funny it's scary.
January 1, 2000
The jokes in Scary Movie do everything to signal their arrival except call ahead and book a hotel room.
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.