Scream 4 Reviews

April 19, 2011
"Scream 4" lacks the qualities that would make it a masterpiece, but it testifies to the cyclical nature of commercial storytelling in sharp, nearly timeless fashion.
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.
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April 15, 2011
Craven guides us expertly down a series of blind, bloody alleys, a journey that's more pleasurable than frustrating. On account of his steady hand, the last act is as good as could be expected: skillfully conceived and entertaining in its preposterousness
April 15, 2011
Scream 4 is a total hoot. Assuming you can find the humor in knife stabbings.
April 15, 2011
Compared with so many of the rebooted slasher flicks, Scream 4 remains a cut above. No, that is not an intended pun.
April 15, 2011
On its own terms, Scre4m is pretty good.
April 15, 2011
A perfectly acceptable Friday night, Scream 4 delivers plenty of scares without consequences, murder without depth, and a flood of legacy laughs.
April 15, 2011
Between a diabolically funny start and a surprise climax, Scream 4 offers nothing more than a series of gory deaths that grow tiresome with repetition.
April 15, 2011
Not even the smug irony endures -- it's hard to congratulate yourself for being in on a stale joke.
April 15, 2011
"Scream" always made fun of itself even as it was frightening us - and that hasn't changed a bit.