Scary Movie 4 Reviews

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May 6, 2006
Watch (sober) at your peril.
April 20, 2006
What makes it to the screen feels pretty joyless.
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.
April 14, 2006
Much of the humor feels tired and unfunny, and David Zucker's directing sags where it should zing.
April 14, 2006
Scary Movie 4 isn't a comedy classic, but it's still about five times as funny as Scary Movie 3.
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.
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.
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.
April 14, 2006
There are relatively few laughs -- unless you crave toilet humor -- in this direct-to-video-grade installment.
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.
April 14, 2006
Four installments later, the horror-movie jokes have gotten broader, grosser and just plain dumber.
April 14, 2006
Don't let the number scare you: Scary Movie 4 is spooferific.
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.
April 14, 2006
Scary Movie 4 is the rare movie spoof that's actually better than the titles it lampoons.
April 14, 2006
The perpetual engine of the unkillable Scary Movie chain is toxic cynicism.
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.
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.
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