Scream 4 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Scream 4 Reviews

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Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale
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
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
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
Jeff Beck
September 20, 2012
"Scream 4" continues to show that the series has passed its prime.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
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?
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
April 13, 2011
My biggest grievance is that the movie lacks suspense when required.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
April 13, 2011
There are few surprises to be had and even fewer intense and dare I say scream worthy moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 15, 2013
Fails at chills, stumbles as satire. Tired. Played out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 16, 2011
If you ask someone 'What's your favorite scary movie?' and they answer Scream 4, they are a ****ing ***hole.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 14, 2011
The actors do what they can in a film that doesn't care about human insights. The characters are almost preternatural in their detachment; if you were embedded in events like these, wouldn't you be paralyzed with panic?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
April 17, 2011
Scream's brand of horror, which lampooned the slasher genre while simultaneously embracing it, was fun and breezy in 1996. In 2011, it's about as fresh as the whiff of something stale and rank from a crypt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Adam Lippe
April 12, 2011
There are so many characters and bit parts, with a mystery bathed in relentless red herrings and half-baked false scares that it turns Scre4m into an episode of Murder, She Wrote outfitted in a push-up bra designed for A cups and a bit too much bronzer.
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Mike Hale
New York Times
April 14, 2011
Like its predecessors, "Scream 4" replaces the values of storytelling and suspense with the value of being in on the joke. Unfortunately, in the 11 years since "Scream 3," the joke has gotten pretty old.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Clay Cane
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-
Scott Weinberg
April 15, 2011
Scream was snarky, insightful, and sorta cool. Scream 4 is a aging hypocrite with delusions of insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
April 19, 2011
It's time to lay ghost face to rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
April 15, 2011
The plot buried beneath all the narrative playfulness has a fleeting, pedestrian feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Gilchrist
Boxoffice Magazine
April 13, 2011
Derivative, uninspired and painfully unconfident about its ability to scare audiences without the help of a phalanx of foley artists
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
April 15, 2011
Scream 4 isn't the embarrassment one fears from such a belated return to a sleeping franchise. But it's neither scary nor inventive enough to warrant its existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 13, 2011
The most telling aspect of this latest film is its conspicuous refusal to address the bottom-line cash-grab motivations of most slasher-saga follow-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
April 15, 2011
In many ways, Scream 4 is exactly the kind of dumb, mechanical slasher movie that Scream was talking about.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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