Scary Movie 3
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While star Anna Faris returns for the third film in the Scary Movie series, the power behind the camera has shifted from the Wayans brothers to one of the Zucker brothers. The Zucker in question is David Zucker, and he's brought along his partner in movie-parody crime, Leslie Nielsen. This time around, aim is taken at such horror blockbusters as Signs and The Ring, while films of other genres, including Independence Day, 8 Mile, and The Matrix, are also lampooned. The plot finds Cindy (Faris) trying to help the president (Nielsen) thwart an alien attack while also facing crop circles and a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Just middling funny, with no truly memorable high points and a sum impact that goes poof! before you've left the parking garage."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Too often even Scary Movie 3's cleverest bits degenerate from affectionate satire into mere imitation of their sources."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"This PG-13 has R-rated stuff."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Basically, any movie that suffers from a lack of Charlie Sheen has got problems."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"This is just a stab in the dark, the wildest of guesses on my part, but I don't think Michael Jackson would recommend "Scary Movie 3.""
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"Zucker's slapstick may have the satiric delicacy of a chainsaw lobotomy, but it hasn't harmed the franchise."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"A hit-or-miss affair, but the gags that connect really connect."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"It's better than the second film..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"As with Scary Movie parts one and two, you pays your money, you gets your laughs, and you won't remember a thing in a few months."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"If you're looking for anything other than a parody clipshow, you won't find it."
‑ Joe Utichi, FilmFocus
"Zucker and company keep up such a frantic pace, the next laugh is never too far off."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
"Rebounds nicely from its sophomore misfire, giddily inbreeding the plots of a half-dozen box office overachievers-from The Ring to 8 Mile -- until the result assumes a comically unstoppable life of its own."
‑ David Ng, Village Voice
"Be afraid, be very afraid."
‑ , Film4
"Fun, stupid stuff with no sense of a narrative arc or plot structure ... but hey, it made me laugh anyway."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Scary Movie 3 turns out to be an odd combination of the old-fashioned and the hip. I found it too awkward a combination to be entirely successful."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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