Scary Movie is destined to be remembered not for its laugh-per-minute ratio, but for breaking a barrier of crudeness in mainstream movies.
The jokes in Scary Movie do everything to signal their arrival except call ahead and book a hotel room. full review
Scary Movie is a good showcase for a talented, youthful cast, and the film is carried with aplomb by newcomer Faris, a fearless comedian and an appealing ingenue. full review
The kind of thing that leads to sleepless nights -- from severely bruised rib cages.
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. full review
Would it be asking too much if the hit-and-miss jokes could maybe nudge an inch beyond the obvious?
Labored, Naked Gun-ish quotes from The Matrix, The Blair Witch Project, and The Usual Suspects merely congratulate us for recognizing them. full review
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. full review
Everyone plays his or her part with just enough unself-conscious seriousness for the jokes to work.
The Wayans have shown they have more talent than this. full review
The satire is sharp and knowing.
It's just crude, rude and socially unacceptable. full review
It's very funny and -- at times -- even witty in a crude, drunken frat-boy-with-an-epiphany kind of way.
Don't be surprised if Scary Movie spawns itself.