Scary Movie Reviews

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October 19, 2018
These gags are hardly the height of inspiration, but it could be that people laugh at them because they're not as pathetic as a character having a penis jabbed through his head like an ice pick.
October 19, 2018
The Wayans brothers just want to make us laugh... And for the first 20 minutes, they do. After that the gag-rate plummets, and it's a long haul to the credits.
July 13, 2015
I laughed some at Scary Movie, but I came away from it feeling dirty.
January 1, 2011
This movie will only frighten you with its crudeness.
January 7, 2010
Ends up being less funny than its primary target, the already-self-satirizing Scream series.
August 7, 2008
July 4, 2008
The appeal seems to lie less in laughter than in respect for the filmmakers' irreverence as viewers sit back and think, "I can't believe they showed that!"
December 6, 2005
Does its spoofing with a blunt instrument instead of a scalpel, and it's engineered to appeal to the lowest instincts of its targeted adolescent audiences.
December 6, 2005
Scary Movie's humor is definitely in the gutter.
October 10, 2003
May 20, 2003
Make no mistake -- this one is lowbrow comedy all the way.
February 8, 2003
[The Wayans'] approach, incorporating the crude humor that has become so popular of late, generates an unfortunate digression from the point.
December 2, 2002
The air of desperation is emphasised by the insistence on padding out horror-movie gags with crude Farrelly-style humour.
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.
December 10, 2001
The film just uses the scattershot approach to parody: Throw constant jokes at the screen and some of them will stick.
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.
May 10, 2001
Would it be asking too much if the hit-and-miss jokes could maybe nudge an inch beyond the obvious?
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?
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.
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.
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