Scream 3 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Scream 3 Reviews

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May 5, 2017
Surprisingly good. I heard a lot of negative things about this film it's not as good as Scream or Scream 2 but it really has it's strengths too. The plot is fantastic really. It really adds to the overall story arch of the first two installments!
½ April 30, 2017
The final part of this classic's trilogy, and just as enjoyable as the others. It kicks off right where the 2nd film ends, with Sidney Prescott now In hiding, and the killer using Cotton Weary as a means of discovering her whereabouts. The same format is applied, brutal murders take place in the introduction, a variety of 'extras' get butchered in the main body of the film, followed by a mass brawl at the end where the main stars fight for their lives. This time though, it largely takes place on the set of a movie set, in place to film the real life events that took place in the original. Despite being as good as the others, it feels a tad less sinister and a lot more comical, as several of the characters are quite amusing in the face of their impending death - You could almost suggest the odd scene would be more fitting in the Scary Movie franchise which spoofs these films, particularly the parts where Jenny McCarthy has been cast to play a dumb useless blonde - Suspect it came quite naturally to her :) As you'd expect, in the concluding scenes, it pieces together the motives for the other killings quite nicely, taking us back to where it all began - All you need now is for someone to initiate a Scream 4 release to come out 10 years later, hoping to reignite the success of this trilogy .........
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April 2, 2017
With the third installment the series is finally closer to a parody than a real horror film. That doesn't mean there aren't plenty of kills here, maybe even more than in the other films before. But they feel a little more forced and sometimes the silliness of it all takes some of the suspense away. Still, overall very entertaining and with a pretty funny close connection to Jay and Silent Bob strike back. The fans will know what I mean.
March 26, 2017
3/26/2017: Meh. A very disappointing storyline. The returning cast was still good, but the plot was weak.
½ March 9, 2017
Scream 3 is a pathetic attempt to sum up the iconic scream trilogy. This move failed to recognize the main protagonist: Sidney Prescott, not showing up for at least half the movie. To add, the ending was very difficult to understand and ultimately failed trying to tie up loose ends. In addition some of the acting was god awful. However, Neve Campbell once again brought back her amazing performance as Sidney, and while also providing interesting deaths.
February 28, 2017
Although I heavily enjoyed this film, the series just isn't the same anymore. I feel that they are relying more on old formulas of horror rather than being fresh and more intriguing.
January 21, 2017
I obviously was dissappointed in this film. I loved the first two so much and this was such a let down. I watched it because I was bored and had watched the first 2 films a while back. It is cool that they got the whole cast back for this one, but the new characters, the plot, and the ending were just plain bad. That being said, the fact that its the final part of the Scream Triogoly and the fact that I care about the characters so much, makes me like it way more then I should. Also please don't make another sequel (I'd have to watch it), its fine how it ended.
½ January 14, 2017
I didn't really like this movie Sorry Wes Craven NO COOKIE FOR YOU TODAY!
½ January 13, 2017
The first movie was better than this
December 2, 2016
This was terrible. The acting ruined every part of it.
½ December 2, 2016
It's hard to tell whether this film has turned into what Scream used to spoof, or if the film is smart enough to know that, in portraying small-town folks truly cashing in on their 15 minutes (Gale is a Hollywood host, Cotton has a talk show, Dewey is consulting on a major film) that Scream has become what it used to spoof. The Westboro cast in this one feels more engaged and involved as a core group as opposed to being college students in Scream 2, and scenes such as Sidney awkwardly hugging Gale when they reunite are surprising in their chemistry. Though the lengthy run the film has towards identifying its villain does drag and border on the ridiculous, there is something to be said about how this movie, conscious of how much the Scream franchise meant to horror, actually goes Hollywood.
November 21, 2016
And so we have arrived. At this point the gimmick for the Scream franchise had really run out. The plot points move from one pointless and confusing plot point to another. If the last one was about a sequel being better, than this one proves trilogies are often disappointing and unfulfilling.
November 1, 2016
Better than the ratings suggests
½ October 25, 2016
It's easily the weakest of the (then) trilogy, with some of the previously original ideas getting a bit tired. But still good for a few laughs and, well, screams.

Grade: C
October 22, 2016
Much like X-Men 3, Spiderman 3, and Rush Hour 3, this third installment in the late, great Wes Craven Scream series I found probably not the best film, but still very entertaining.
½ October 7, 2016
This movie is the worst out of all of its counter parts. This plot doesn't make sense at all, and the pacing drags at most times. This movie is complete garbage when compared to the original.
September 30, 2016
The Ultimate "SCREAM"!...If others dislikes this, for me, it's worth the standard to end a trilogy... there is action and more twists in it!.. the ultimate "BEST"!!!!...
½ September 27, 2016
Not nearly as good as the first 2, however its got some good parts,but something was missing. Randy perhaps.
August 28, 2016
After two great films from the "Scream" franchise, "Scream 3" is a definite disappointment. "Scream 3" suffers from some ridiculous motives, events, and dialogue. Along with that, it contains mostly paper-thin characters with uneven character development. Moreover, "Scream 3" is full of terrible attempts to seem clever, scary and witty.

However, the film does contain a good cast, suspenseful moments, and solid storytelling. In conclusion, "Scream 3" is an arrogant, yet desperate, attempt to preserve and finalize what had made its predecessors so amazing.
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