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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The kind of thing that leads to sleepless nights -- from severely bruised rib cages."
‑ Glenn Lovell, San Jose Mercury News
"To get your money's worth, you need to be familiar with the various teenage horror franchises, and if you are, Scary Movie delivers the goods."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"mindless fun"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"The appeal seems to lie less in laughter than in respect for the filmmakers' irreverence as viewers sit back and think, "I can't believe they showed that!""
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"Scary Movie's humor is definitely in the gutter."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"There's energy and glee in the movie, as if the Wayans brothers were still little boys, desperately working to out-gross each other. Naughty little boys and girls everywhere, even those who have officially grown up, will appreciate their commitment."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"It's just crude, rude and socially unacceptable."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"This movie will only frighten you with its crudeness."
‑ Beth Pratt, Common Sense Media
"If you're hoping to forget your troubles for 90 minutes, Scary Movie certainly does the job."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The humor in this movie is based on the concept that if enough jokes are fired off in a row, some of them will make you laugh. The concept works."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Would it be asking too much if the hit-and-miss jokes could maybe nudge an inch beyond the obvious?"
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The satire is sharp and knowing."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Ends up being less funny than its primary target, the already-self-satirizing Scream series."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Does its spoofing with a blunt instrument instead of a scalpel, and it's engineered to appeal to the lowest instincts of its targeted adolescent audiences."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Scary Movie is a sporadically hilarious parody of teen horror movies that too frequently seems half-baked."
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
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