Scream 4 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Scream 4 Reviews

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May 7, 2019
Combining the three constant players from the original trilogy with a new cast of fresh faces, this is a fun little flick that will surely entertain fans of the genre.
May 5, 2019
Old meets new in the best, most genuine kind of way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2018
Where the film works best is in its sharp, self-aware attitude toward the rules of the horror genre, and can perhaps be forgiven its occasionally unexciting dialogue and ridiculous one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2018
It doesn't always hit the vital organs, but it comes pretty close, and sometimes that's all it takes.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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.
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