The only thing the movie kills with any decisiveness is your time. full review
Fulfills its modest ambitions by delivering a glib slasher spoof for the mall crowd. full review
The result is the usual fragmentary mixture of jolts and jokes, knife-wielding maniacs and red herrings. full review
You're bound to scream -- perhaps real loud -- but it may be out of impatient dismay as much as Pavlovian reaction. full review
Scream 3 is full of surprises . . . it's surprisingly long, surprisingly dull and surprisingly stupid. full review
Despite the various surprise cameos and cute twists, it takes itself too seriously and adheres too strictly to its formula to avoid becoming what it parodies.
Logic, motivation, suspense -- anything that might make the film frightening or resonant-is buried under Dolby blams, medulla-shaming dialogue, and a rain of overdubbed hunting-knife schwings that grate like a 3 a.m. car alarm. full review
[Wraps] up the trilogy in satisfying fashion. full review
New-kid-on-the-block screenwriter Ethan Kruger acquits himself admirably in filling tapped-out creator Kevin Williamson's big, black boots.
What began as mildly entertaining reflexivity has degenerated into a mindless barrage of illogical hooey, herrings as red as stop signs, cardboard characters, tepid jokes about movies as life, etc.
Unfortunately, there's nothing here that even the most inexperienced horror film fan would call innovative, and the predictable result is a movie that pales in comparison with its predecessors. full review