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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Though Craven satirizes horror cliches, he also knows how to cut through them and do new things. Throughout, the action comes unexpectedly and quickly. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Only a few sequels have been as good as the originals; the characters especially like "Aliens'' and "The Godfather, Part II.'' As for Scream 2, it's ... well, it's about as good as the original. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Paradoxically, there's a lot less gore. There is blood, of course, but nothing excessive by slasher-movie standards, and there are no depictions of spilled entrails. Craven has remembered that scares are more important that graphic displays of human insides and bodily fluids. show more

  • 63
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    It's not as good as the original - which was fresher, funnier and scarier - but if it were, then by the criteria of the film's resident movie scholar, it wouldn't be a genuine sequel. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    I'm not sure that I really want to see "Scream 3,'" but Craven, Williamson, and the screamers certainly bring this one off by not only slapping all their cards on the table, but insisting we admire the way they play them. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Ultimately, the viewing experience is like watching a snake swallow its own tail -- that once-menacing serpent is now a clown act, all yuks and no venom. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    There are multiple murders and two gory scenes, but if you love getting scared, then you'll enjoy this thrill ride. show more

  • 50
    Film Threat

    Isn't nearly as fresh, suspenseful or witty as it's inaugural bloodfest, but it does offer enough blood and breasts to keep Craven and Williamson in business for a few more arterial sprays. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    This disappointing sequel to last year's horror sleeper gets trapped in the clichés it's trying to send up. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    It's one of the better sequels to come out in years, and although it doesn't pack the emotional wallop of the first film, it's still head and shoulders (and punctured eyeballs) above most of what's out there. show more

  • August 26, 2010 anthony13oneal97
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    i love the scream series!now theyre making a 4th "scre4m"

  • December 03, 2009 qx00000000025687
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    i love it never

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