Scream 4 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Scream 4 Reviews

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October 24, 2017
The films true strength, though, lies in the young cast. Alongside [Hayden Panettiere's] Kirby are Kieran Culkin and Emma Roberts. Their performances elevate the film from simply a great movie to a rewatchable classic.
September 8, 2017
Its gimmicks haven't grown up, although its older fan base has.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 3, 2015
A half-thought-out lark, the movie mocks and rejects every current trend of the genre.
June 30, 2013
Easily rises up its peers in the genre and is a suspenseful sequel worth screaming about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 21, 2013
Weak plot, half-assed performances and lacking any originality make this a lame and uninspired film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 15, 2013
Fails at chills, stumbles as satire. Tired. Played out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 2, 2012
Everybody is still a suspect and everybody is still a victim, but narrowing down our Ghostface has become easier than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 2, 2012
Returning horror fans should enjoy Scream 4. The series remains smartly unapologetic in toying with meta-references and horror-film expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 28, 2012
Brutal? Funny? Clever? You get the feeling that maybe, just maybe, Randy would have approved after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2012
"Scream 4" continues to show that the series has passed its prime.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 30, 2012
As a commentary on the ongoing (d)evolution of horror cinema and infotainment culture since the last film, it's sharp, perceptive, and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 29, 2012
If you only watch Scream 4 once, it might prove satisfying. But the film fails to hold any value beyond its first screening, largely thanks to a sloppy script that feels like a rough draft.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 5, 2011
... Basically back to the same old, same old. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing in this age of endless "Saw" sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 20, 2011
The characters grapple with the 'rules of horror' films, but the number one rule that I am sure everyone involved with 'Scream 4' knew but refused to say: The fourth installment always and forever sucks.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 11, 2011
Scream 4 bucks the horror trend by retaining a level of quality rarely seen this many sequels in to a series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2011
even more self-regardingly postmodern than the earlier films, although Williamson is smart enough to include a gripping whodunnit frame to prevent viewers from becoming totally lost in his hall of mirrors.
July 14, 2011
It's great fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 28, 2011
Why do teenage boys like to watch pretty girls get eviscerated and why do the would-be victims get off on watching their proxies get butchered?
June 9, 2011
Made more for fans of the original than for new audiences, this installment has plenty of fun and horror goodness to please them while possibly picking up a handful of new converts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 27, 2011
The Scream movies are generally thought of as horror-comedies, but one of the things that makes them such fun is the fact that they're also mysteries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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