Scream 4
Scream 4 (2011)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 15, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2011
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The franchise is showing its age, but Scream 4 is undeniably an improvement over its predecessor, with just enough meta humor and clever kills.

Eric Kohn

"Scream 4" lacks the qualities that would make it a masterpiece, but it testifies to the cyclical nature of commercial storytelling in sharp, nearly timeless fashion.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Scream 4 is a total hoot. Assuming you can find the humor in knife stabbings.

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Rosie Knight

The films true strength, though, lies in the young cast. Alongside [Hayden Panettiere's] Kirby are Kieran Culkin and Emma Roberts. Their performances elevate the film from simply a great movie to a rewatchable classic.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Compared with so many of the rebooted slasher flicks, Scream 4 remains a cut above. No, that is not an intended pun.

Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Its gimmicks haven't grown up, although its older fan base has.

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Josh Levin

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

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

On its own terms, Scre4m is pretty good.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

A half-thought-out lark, the movie mocks and rejects every current trend of the genre.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
The late addition to the 90s trilogy that successfully mocked and celebrated the slasher genre at the same time does quite a few things right. There are enough… More
Lucas Martins
If Kevin McCallister were in Scream franchise, the Ghostface killer was already in prison.
Carlos Magalh„es
There was a great opportunity for the meta element here, considering the changes in horror movies along the past ten years, but this useless reboot is never… More
Tim Salmons
What could have been just a trilogy became a quadrilogy... and possibly more if they don't leave it alone. Scream 4 (or Scre4m) covers much of the same… More
Spencer S.
A lot has changed since the original 1996 "Scream," and this fourth installment in the franchise is apt to point every one of those changes out time… More
Martin Sahlin
Wes haven't missed a beat. But if you didn't like the first're not gonna like this. And if you like them and not this...I don't know… More