Scream

critic Reviews

, 76% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The fifth Scream finds the franchise working harder than ever to maintain its meta edge -- and succeeding surprisingly often.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I enjoyed it more than I expected... I laughed quite a bit.
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    Jenny NulfAustin Chronicle
    Scream is a blast, a solid setup for more to come.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    To an impressive extent, directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and their team succeed in squaring this circle, a trick they accomplish partly by turning their film into a symposium on what a new Scream ought to look like.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    Remembering the thrill of the original, and just how brilliantly of its time it was, this is just alright. The Halloween reboot was far more surprising in its reconfiguration.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Scream is smart. All that's lacking is a plot, or a heroine, capable of making us squeal.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    While this is the smartest, funniest and stabbiest film since the 1996 original, it does feel as though Scream has come full circle...
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    Randy MeeksEspinof
    ... Literally conceived for fans of the original and instead of holding back out of fear of tainting a classic, it steps on the gas and goes beyond. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Cory Woodroof615 Film
    Still so amazing this works as well as it does. It’s nearly as good as Scream 2. What a world.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    Mostly entertaining enough, and the franchise had endured other average-at-best chapters&#59; however, looking self-satisfiedly backwards instead of leaping forwards, it's basically running up the stairs when it should be heading out the front door.

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    Alejandro G. CalvoSensacine
    It won't go down in history for being a great horror film, it isn't, but for its undeniable ability to laugh at us, at them, at all... [Full review in Spanish]
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