Scary Movie 4

2006

Scary Movie 4

Critics Consensus

Sure to inspire a few chuckles, but not enough to compensate for the recycled material from its predecessors.

35%

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What do you get when you mix fearless comedic genius with the latest box-office blockbusters? You guessed it. On April 14th, the Scary Movie gang is back with the most hilarious and irreverent installment yet! "Scary Movie 4" is set to invade a theatre near you with outrageous send-ups of "War of the Worlds," "The Grudge," "The Village," "Saw" and "Saw II," "Million Dollar Baby" and much more. Legendary comedy director David Zucker and producer Bob Weiss reunite to take aim at some of the best fright films, the latest box office hits, music, current events, pop culture, and your favorite celebrities. Anna Faris and Regina Hall are back as the loveable, dim-witted Cindy Campbell and her self-serving, sex-crazed pal, Brenda, respectively -- joined this time around by Craig Bierko, as the cute-but-utterly clueless Tom Ryan. Together, they battle to save the world from a ruthless alien invasion. And, in true Scary Movie tradition, the outrageous celebrity cameos are non-stop. In "Scary Movie 4," nothing - and we mean NOTHING -- is off limits!

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Critic Reviews for Scary Movie 4

All Critics (127) | Top Critics (27) | Fresh (45) | Rotten (82)

  • Watch (sober) at your peril.

    May 6, 2006 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    Time Out
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  • What makes it to the screen feels pretty joyless.

    Apr 20, 2006 | Rating: C

    Keith Phipps

    AV Club
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  • The jokes miss more than they hit, but there are a lot of them, and when they work, it's gold.

    Apr 18, 2006
  • Scary Movie 4 never takes you close to death by laughter, as the Naked Gun films did. But it's funny enough to turn the hands on your watch much more quickly than you can believe.

    Apr 14, 2006 | Full Review…
  • The even numbers don't favor the Scary Movie franchise. Inspiration ran dry for the Wayans Brothers in No. 2; now successors David Zucker & Co suffer gag fatigue following up their moderately improving efforts on the third installment.

    Apr 14, 2006

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • Scary Movie 4 is the second to be directed by Airplane! and The Naked Gun's David Zucker and possibly the funniest one yet.

    Apr 14, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Scary Movie 4

  • Apr 06, 2015
    Probably the strongest entry in the series but still ridiculously silly and slapstick, Scary Movie 4 is far from good but it is good enough to enjoy. If you didn't enjoy the first three however, you need not apply.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 07, 2013
    Unbelievably bad, Scary Movie 4 is incredibly stupid and juvenile. This time the series parodies War of the Worlds and The Grudge, with additional spoof of Million Dollar Baby, Brokeback Mountain, Saw, and The Village. The humor is extremely low-brow and there's nothing clever or innovative about any of it. Additionally, the pacing is too fast and doesn't allow any time for the jokes to work. Scary Movie 4 is a poorly made and uninspired piece of trash, and an embarrassment to the series.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Scary Movie 4 was a pathetic film. The storyline never matters in these movies, but this was not a good spoof, and mostly because they are just tryig too hard with this film, but I did have the occasional laugh. The cast is ok, Anna farris is really getting old by doing these movies, and the rest of the people are just here to be look alikes of the movies being spoofed, nothing else really. The jokes aren't really that funny, and even though I laughed at the Saw spoof, nothing else was really funny for me. Saw 4 was a pathetic excuse for a spoof movie, but its still better than the second film.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    There are a good amount of funny parts, especially the scene with Michael Madsen, but the dirty jokes brought it down and in the end, it was too stupid.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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