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Scary Movie 4 Reviews

May 6, 2006
Watch (sober) at your peril.
April 20, 2006
What makes it to the screen feels pretty joyless.
Read More | Original Score: C
April 18, 2006
The jokes miss more than they hit, but there are a lot of them, and when they work, it's gold.
April 14, 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.
April 14, 2006
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.
April 14, 2006
Scary Movie 4 is the second to be directed by Airplane! and The Naked Gun's David Zucker and possibly the funniest one yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 14, 2006
Much of the humor feels tired and unfunny, and David Zucker's directing sags where it should zing.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 14, 2006
Scary Movie 4 isn't a comedy classic, but it's still about five times as funny as Scary Movie 3.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2006
It's a far cry from the hilarious, edgy antics of Scary Movie, but it has about as much going for it as the first sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 14, 2006
A throw-it-at-the-wall-and-see-if-it-sticks onslaught of potty jokes, puns, celebrity cameos, J-horror, and j-high sophistication and wit. You get laughs, but not nearly as many as you'd hoped.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 14, 2006
With Scary Movie 4, [director] Zucker creates a virtual duplicate of the last film, replete with a Michael Jackson impersonator. Once again, the gags grow repetitive, and all the highlights have been featured in the preview trailer.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 14, 2006
There are relatively few laughs -- unless you crave toilet humor -- in this direct-to-video-grade installment.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 14, 2006
There's only so much humor left to wring from the pup tent of Brokeback Mountain or the matted-hair fetish of the Japanese horror genre.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 14, 2006
Four installments later, the horror-movie jokes have gotten broader, grosser and just plain dumber.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 14, 2006
Don't let the number scare you: Scary Movie 4 is spooferific.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 14, 2006
Frighteningly silly, intentionally incorrect and stupendously stupid, Scary Movie 4 skewers everything in its path with a wild-eyed glee that's contagious.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 14, 2006
Scary Movie 4 is the rare movie spoof that's actually better than the titles it lampoons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2006
The perpetual engine of the unkillable Scary Movie chain is toxic cynicism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 13, 2006
Driven by gags and cultural feedback, Scary Movie 4 is an exercise in lowbrow postmodernism, a movie-movie contraption more nuts than Charlie Kaufman's gnarliest fever dream.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 13, 2006
Scary Movie 4 proves that downward momentum is still momentum, and some comedic concepts keep rolling long after they've exhausted almost all the laughs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 13, 2006
Like the gags, many of the cameos don't pack a whole lot of punch, but enough succeed so that the viewer leaves with a mildly favorable impression. Regrettably, this is probably more a function of human psychology than moviemaking skill.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 13, 2006
Not surprisingly, the fourth installment is a total retread of its predecessor.
April 13, 2006
It has 10 big belly laughs, which puts it about a dozen ahead of this season's competition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 13, 2006
The gags are hit-and-miss, and regardless of their success, they categorically go on too long.
Read More | Original Score: C-
April 13, 2006
Isn't it amazing to see just how low some people will stoop if you pay them just enough money?
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 13, 2006
The sort of movie you like in spite of yourself, Scary Movie 4 is obvious and dumb, but it possesses such a giddy, good-hearted spirit that even its terrible jokes (and there are tons) get by on something resembling charm.
April 12, 2006
The humor emphasizes quantity over quality, but the batting average isn't too bad. And where else can you witness Leslie Nielsen do a nude scene?
April 12, 2006
As ever, the jokes are a jumble of the gross, the baggy, the raunchy, the mistimed, and -- every once in a while -- the refreshingly incorrect.
Full Review | Original Score: C+