Scary Movie 5 (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Juvenile even by Scary Movie standards, this fifth installment offers stale pop culture gags that generate few laughs.

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The latest installment of the SCARY MOVIE franchise includes send ups of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, MAMA, SINISTER, THE EVIL DEAD, INCEPTION, BLACK SWAN and pop culture featuring Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Snoop Dogg, Katt Williams, Molly Shannon, Terry Crews, Simon Rex, Jerry O'Connell, Sarah Hyland, Katrina Bowden, Tyler Posey, Shad Moss aka Bow Wow, Kate Walsh, Heather Locklear, Mac Miller and Mike Tyson. SCARY MOVIE V is directed by Malcolm Lee who teamed up and worked side by side with legendary comedy director David Zucker (AIRPLANE, THE NAKED GUN franchises). Zucker wrote and directed SCARY MOVIE 3 and 4 and also co-wrote and produced SCARY MOVIE V. The SCARY MOVIE franchise, which lampoons the greatest in horror and genre fare, has grossed over $800 million worldwide. (c) Weinstein
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PG-13 (for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some drug material, partial nudity, comic violence nad gore)
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Comedy , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Ashley Tisdale
as Jody Sanders
Simon Rex
as Dan Sanders
Erica Ash
as Kendra Brooks
Charlie Sheen
as Charlie Sheen
Lindsay Lohan
as Lindsay Lohan
Katt Williams
as Blaine Fulda
Jerry O'Connell
as Christian Grey
Mike Tyson
as Mike Tyson
Jasmine Guy
as Mrs. Brooks
Heather Locklear
as Barbara Morgan
Molly Shannon
as Heather Darcy
Sheree Whitfield
as Real Housewife #1
Angela "Big Ang" Raiola
as Real Housewife #2
Ava Kolker
as Lily
Regina Hall
as Brenda Meeks
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Critic Reviews for Scary Movie 5

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (13)

The latest installment of the slick, highly profitable parody franchise.

Full Review… | April 14, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

It's supposed to be funny, but you'd have an easier time reading a zombie's pulse than you would finding a single good laugh ...

Full Review… | April 14, 2013
Toronto Star
Top Critic

For the art-house crowd, who may, I suppose, stumble drunk into the wrong theater after too much Chardonnay, there are nods to Black Swan and 127 Hours.

Full Review… | April 13, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A film composed almost entirely of jokes that were much funnier when you read them on Twitter years ago.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Like so much of this whole series, the mere mention of a familiar pop culture figure or title is supposed to be hilarious.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Scary Movie 5 must be some kind of psychological experiment. Perhaps the filmmakers sat in a lab, rubbing their temples while wondering aloud how awful they could make a movie and still score at the box office.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Scary Movie 5

Do you really wanna know how bad this movie is? "A Haunted Mansion" is comedy gold when compared to this (and that's saying something, because A Haunted Mansion was awful as well). I kid you not; this movie was really that bad. A Haunted Mansion managed to get a handful of laughs out of me (which I still feel guilty for); this movie didn't even crack a smirk on me. Do you really need to know more? We could have rented "Epic" or "Pain & Gain" (I definitely would have picked Epic), but since the majority of the kids picked this it's what we had to watch (also, my little brother liked this movie, that's all you need to know seeing that he's the guy who also likes Epic Movie & Grown Ups). I sat through every agonizing minute of this film, & I asked myself "WHY?!" with every random "gag" that was thrown at us (which was every 15-25 seconds) & not once did I even show the slightest hint of a smirk. It was painful to sit through. How painful? Epic Movie painful! I can't even properly think how I can write down what I went through sitting through this crap! It's just BAD. BAD! I seriously didn't think that a Scary Movie movie could have stooped down to the level of a Seltzer & Friedberg movie. There are numerous pacing problems, terrible acting (even for what it was going for), jokes that are nothing more than pop culture gags that were clearly done in reference from Seltzer & Friedberg films, tons of inconsistencies, lack of logic or even brains, & some of the most awful casting choices I have ever seen (Ashley Tisdale? Seriously?) Also, RT, ask your editors to check the damn page here, the cast listed has actors that were never present throughout any of the movie.

Frisby 2007
Frisby 2007

Super Reviewer

Scary Movie 5 - This may be one of the worst spoof movies I have ever seen! It takes everything that was ever good or just decent about the other "Scary Movie" films and breaks the back of the franchise. It is dead dead dead. Hardly a laugh comes from this film at all. I will say that it is more clever than the hideous "30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" that came out earlier this year and attempted to make you laugh. I've seen worse films, but this is one of the worst this year by far. It's unfunny, crude, rude, and completely ridiculous. "Scary Movie 5" is not quite as bad as I think the second film is, but there is nothing good about this film besides a few gags here and there that made me chuckle and save me from killing myself out of boredom. This is a terrible film!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

½

Evil is coming. Bring protection. Very weak comedy movie! The worst of the Scary Movie franchise. The era of spoof and parody is dead. Let me start off by saying that I knew this film was going to be horrible from the start. I had read reviews and knew it was bad, but being so infatuated with film and theater, I actually wanted to see the movie to diagnose exactly what made it so horrible. Admittedly, there were some very rare parts of the movie that had a somewhat witty humor to it, but it was only once or twice, and weak at that. The rest of the stupid slapstick humor was just so lame and dragging. Overall, there was almost no sophisticated or witty humor, horrid acting, and it was all just plain bad. So yes, the reviews are correct, it was horrible. Don't waste your time! Happily-married couple Dan and Jody begin to notice some bizarre activity once they bring their newborn baby Aiden home from the hospital. But when the chaos expands into Jody's job as a ballet dancer and Dan's career as an Ape researcher, they realize their family is being stalked by a nefarious demon. Together, with the advice of certified experts and the aid of numerous cameras, they must figure out how to get rid of it before it's too late.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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