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Based on 27 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    After the first few minutes, viewers will get the feeling they just emerged from a 14-month coma. Even the non-movie jokes focus on last year's news. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The time might be right for the Scary movies to quit on top, even though, alas, there are no term limits for sequels. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Scary Movie 3 is a veritable time capsule of of-this-moment kitsch, schlock and bad taste. And it's funny, too. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The jokes come in endless flurries, and if they're working - even at a ratio of 1 in 4 - you're laughing more than you're not. The Zucker-Proft team simply has a higher batting average than the Wayans. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Ends up committing the spoof genre's worst crime: becoming a tired parody of itself. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Thanks to director Zucker, this is by far the best installment yet -- there's less bathroom humor and more "Airplane!"-type lunacy. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Plot doesn't matter much here, as Scary Movie 3 exists solely to reference and lampoon other movies, in this case "The Ring," "Signs " and "8 Mile." show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Although Scary Movie 3 boasts the same relaxed attitude to racial and sexual humor, some of the same eye for movieland ridiculousness, along with the usual cameos (Pamela Anderson and Simon Cowell), it lacks a single explosive, roll-on-the-floor gag, and too often repeats and belabors jokes that are merely OK. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Notably Wayansless. It's also notably devoid of a point of view. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The decision to overhaul the Scary Movie franchise by sending up such non-horror titles as "8 Mile" and "The Matrix Reloaded" also pays dividends. show more

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