Scary Movie 5 (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

Scary Movie 5 (2013)



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

Movie Info

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) Weinsteinmore
Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some drug material, partial nudity, comic violence nad gore)
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David Zucker, Pat Proft
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 20, 2013
Box Office: $32.0M
The Weinstein Company - Official Site


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" Rai...
as Real Housewife #2
Regina Hall
as Brenda Meeks
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News & Interviews for Scary Movie 5

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

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


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

Super Reviewer


The spoof genre is officially buried. We can confirm that now. That the end was nigh, we knew already six years ago when Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer went to the john and squeezed out the abomination known as Epic Movie. Which they proudly patted each other on the back over, packaged and shipped out to the misery of audiences everywhere. I myself saw it with my younger brother - he contracted something akin to a stomach ulcer long before the end credits rolled.

The Scary Movie series, on the other hand, has been what you'd call a guilty pleasure of mine. Jejune and IQ-depraved, no argument there, but at least I got some good laughs out of it, even from the franchise's fourth and then-weakest installment.

Film number five starts off fairly decent with an adequately amusing Benny Hill send-up performed by the poster children of all Hollywood scandals: Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen. A quick-n-easy paycheck for them both, which we can only assume they have snorted away by now.

The few chuckle-worthy jests at the film's disposal are exhausted before we even get halfway. The rest is exclusively devoted to such tasteful antics as - brace yourselves - toilet humor, fat jokes, groin kicks, slapstick and Heather Locklear repulsively giving birth on stage during a performance of the ballet classic "Swan Lake". Whew! And blergh...

A combination of Mama and Paranormal Activity has served as a basis for the plot, although any mention of story is in this case quite irrelevant. Everything between Inception to Evil Dead has become a target for ridicule, which sounds fun on paper, but the potential and many celebrity cameos of which are utterly squandered.

If, despite my warnings, your cravings for a dose of unrestrained humor won't let itself be suppressed, rather dust off your DVD collection and introduce your teenagers to great classics like Airplane! and The Naked Gun series. Or why not Hot Shots 2, now that we have Charlie Sheen fresh in subject. Any and all are a more preferable option than writhing and suffering in front of this appendicitis of a parody.

Rest in peace, thou once enjoyable genre.

Mike S

Super Reviewer

Scary Movie 5 Quotes

Tom: I'll pay you to get me out of this movie.
– Submitted by Jon R (3 years ago)
Tom: I've come back from worse than this!
– Submitted by Arturo P (3 years ago)
Jody: I feel like there's something in this house.
– Submitted by Arturo P (3 years ago)
Jody: Who's the cutuest baby in the world? Little baby Aidan.
– Submitted by Arturo P (3 years ago)

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