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Scream 3 Reviews

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September 7, 2011
Scream 3 is a fine ending to the trilogy. The teen horror franchise that ate itself.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
September 7, 2011
Tthe movie belabors the idea that it's the last of a trilogy rather than the third in a series.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 20, 2011
Merely adheres to the very convoluted whodunit formula that it outwardly addresses via a from-the-grave video recording by Jamie Kennedy's genre know-it-all.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Josh Larsen
April 13, 2011
The self-referential setup is in place, but not the ingenuity or wit to take advantage of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 4, 2011
...a rather anticlimactic finish to a series that started out with such promise...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
March 24, 2011
A limp movie-within-a-movie parody that closed the trilogy with a fizzle instead of the bang it deserved.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 19, 2011
An embarrassing carbon copy of its previous films...
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
End (hopefully) to the hit slasher saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chuck Walton
September 8, 2009
Missing from the third installment are many of original scribe Kevin Williamson's self-referential genre jokes and a lot of his energetic bravura.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 10, 2009
A bad slasher movie, made by a talented man who brought hardly a one of his talents to bear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Joe Leydon
March 26, 2009
Scream 3 is a crafty and well-crafted wrap-up that really does bring a satisfying sense of closure to the franchise.
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
A truly tired sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
August 18, 2007
The other Scream films were also tricky and convoluted, but I don't remember them playing like the WB version of Murder, She Wrote, as Scream 3 too often does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
There is nothing particularly clever to make all the bloodshed -- and time spent in the theater -- worth it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Craven has produced a poor carbon copy of his own New Nightmare.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
I hope to forget about this one's existence quickly. It pains me to think of a superb franchise hitting relative rock bottom.
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Wes Craven should have quit when he was ahead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
A pretty funny gore-fest that delivers the goods with a few new twists.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 22, 2002
The new movie strays pretty far from the original idea -- that the Scream characters are horror-movie savvy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Just a blur of blood and guts -- exactly the type of dreary mayhem that Scream was born to demolish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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