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Scary Movie 5 Reviews

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Andy Webster
New York Times
April 14, 2013
The latest installment of the slick, highly profitable parody franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 14, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times
April 13, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Darren Franich
Entertainment Weekly
April 12, 2013
A film composed almost entirely of jokes that were much funnier when you read them on Twitter years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 12, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
April 12, 2013
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 | Original Score: 0/4
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
April 12, 2013
A hate crime against cinema, a ringing indictment of the depths commercialism will go to in search of the lowest common denominator.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/10
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
April 12, 2013
This is the sort of movie where you feel bad for Sheen and Lohan, because they hadn't actually hit rock bottom until they agreed to appear in it.
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
April 12, 2013
You know that friend of yours, the one who can't tell even the simplest joke? Watching him struggle for 85 minutes would still be funnier than this movie.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
April 12, 2013
85 or so minutes of random nonsense from filmmakers so clearly dispirited by their mercenary assignment that they seem to be running out the clock from the very first frame.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Justin Chang
Variety
April 12, 2013
[A] numbingly inane if cheerfully up-to-the-minute new entry in a franchise presumed to have breathed its last seven years ago.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 12, 2013
Put it this way, there's a spoof of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" in which gorillas throw their feces at the wall to see if it sticks, and you can't help wondering if this is actual documentary footage of the script meetings.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 12, 2013
Spoofing movies ranging from Black Swan to Mama to Paranormal Activity, this installment of the profitable series is woefully, painfully unfunny.