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In Scream 4, Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill (played by Emma Roberts) and her Aunt Kate (Mary McDonnell). Unfortunately Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger. -- (C) Dimension

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Scream's brand of horror, which lampooned the slasher genre while simultaneously embracing it, was fun and breezy in 1996. In 2011, it's about as fresh as the whiff of something stale and rank from a crypt."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Compared with so many of the rebooted slasher flicks, Scream 4 remains a cut above. No, that is not an intended pun."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Easily rises up its peers in the genre and is a suspenseful sequel worth screaming about."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Everybody is still a suspect and everybody is still a victim, but narrowing down our Ghostface has become easier than ever."
‑ Chase Whale, Gordon and the Whale
""Scream 4" continues to show that the series has passed its prime."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Craven guides us expertly down a series of blind, bloody alleys, a journey that's more pleasurable than frustrating. On account of his steady hand, the last act is as good as could be expected: skillfully conceived and entertaining in its preposterousness."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"On its own terms, Scre4m is pretty good."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Weak plot, half-assed performances and lacking any originality make this a lame and uninspired film."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"Returning horror fans should enjoy Scream 4. The series remains smartly unapologetic in toying with meta-references and horror-film expectations."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"As a commentary on the ongoing (d)evolution of horror cinema and infotainment culture since the last film, it's sharp, perceptive, and funny."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Scream 4 is a total hoot. Assuming you can find the humor in knife stabbings."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"A perfectly acceptable Friday night, Scream 4 delivers plenty of scares without consequences, murder without depth, and a flood of legacy laughs."
‑ Laremy Legel,
"Fails at chills, stumbles as satire. Tired. Played out."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Brutal? Funny? Clever? You get the feeling that maybe, just maybe, Randy would have approved after all."
‑ Ali Gray,
"If you only watch Scream 4 once, it might prove satisfying. But the film fails to hold any value beyond its first screening, largely thanks to a sloppy script that feels like a rough draft."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
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