Scream 4 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Scream 4 Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
A half-thought-out lark, the movie mocks and rejects every current trend of the genre.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
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
Ben Kendrick
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
Ali Gray
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
Michael Dequina
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
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
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+
Matt Neal
The Standard
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
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
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.
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
It's great fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
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
Grae Drake
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
Jeffrey Lyles
Gazette (MD)
May 24, 2011
Like its predecessors, it's the horror movie for people who don't want to be on the edge of their seats throughout the whole film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andreas Heinemann
May 16, 2011
This fourth instalment will please the older fans of the series and should make some new ones amongst the audience who were too young to catch Scream on its first go round.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
April 25, 2011
Compared to director Wes Craven's previous horror outing, last year's unforgivably awful My Soul to Take, Scream 4 is one of the greatest horror movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 22, 2011
The 'meta' cleverness of what may be the talkiest slasher film ever made may annoy viewers who prefer their scares straight, but the movie works as both a well-cast horror-comedy and a multiple-suspects mystery thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
April 20, 2011
Scre4m will please those who want the same old movie dressed up in Primark clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Juergens
April 20, 2011
Bright, bloody and enjoyable, and completely worth seeing when you stand back and look at what the filmmakers have done to subvert a beloved but played-out genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Limara Salt
Sky Movies
April 20, 2011
Scream 4 is thankfully a strong, if imperfect, return to form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alexandra Cavallo
Boston Phoenix
April 20, 2011
This movie is going to have more than its fair share of detractors. I'm not one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 19, 2011
This attempt to jump-start the long dormant franchise is entertaining and splattery enough, but there's a sense that Craven wanted it to be something more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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