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Scream 3 Reviews

September 7, 2011
Tthe movie belabors the idea that it's the last of a trilogy rather than the third in a series.
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-
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.
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February 9, 2006
Craven has produced a poor carbon copy of his own New Nightmare.
June 18, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 18, 2002
Fulfills its modest ambitions by delivering a glib slasher spoof for the mall crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 22, 2002
The result is the usual fragmentary mixture of jolts and jokes, knife-wielding maniacs and red herrings.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Despite the various surprise cameos and cute twists, it takes itself too seriously and adheres too strictly to its formula to avoid becoming what it parodies.
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, there's nothing here that even the most inexperienced horror film fan would call innovative, and the predictable result is a movie that pales in comparison with its predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Logic, motivation, suspense -- anything that might make the film frightening or resonant-is buried under Dolby blams, medulla-shaming dialogue, and a rain of overdubbed hunting-knife schwings that grate like a 3 a.m. car alarm.
January 1, 2000
Holds up the honor of the franchise nicely.
January 1, 2000
A frightfully good job.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
An unending string of bloopers, starring nubile, buxom and possibly anorexic stars.
January 1, 2000
Funny and brisk.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
You're bound to scream -- perhaps real loud -- but it may be out of impatient dismay as much as Pavlovian reaction.
January 1, 2000
Scream 3 is full of surprises . . . it's surprisingly long, surprisingly dull and surprisingly stupid.
January 1, 2000
Isn't that good.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
[Wraps] up the trilogy in satisfying fashion.
January 1, 2000
New-kid-on-the-block screenwriter Ethan Kruger acquits himself admirably in filling tapped-out creator Kevin Williamson's big, black boots.
January 1, 2000
What began as mildly entertaining reflexivity has degenerated into a mindless barrage of illogical hooey, herrings as red as stop signs, cardboard characters, tepid jokes about movies as life, etc.
January 1, 2000
Overly convoluted.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Genuinely scary and also highly amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
A lame retread.
January 1, 2000
The only thing the movie kills with any decisiveness is your time.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
If Scream was like a funny joke, Scream 2 was like somebody telling you, 'here's how I heard that joke,' and Scream 3 is like somebody who won't believe you've already heard it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4