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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Campy, overwrought and gleefully cannibalistic in the way it references and regurgitates horror flicks of yore, Scream 3 fulfills its modest ambitions by delivering a glib slasher spoof for the mall crowd. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    (Craven) and his Scream dream team have done a frightfully good job of killing off and wrapping up the popular horror series. show more

  • 38
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    At 116 minutes, this third installment lumbers along like a serial killer in shackles. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    For the initiated, the third time's a charm. For everyone else, it's just a scream. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Just isn't very scary. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    It's the chemistry between the Arquettes (they met on the first film and married after the second) and their rapport with Campbell that sustains Scream 3 through its overly convoluted plot. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    At its savviest, Scream 3 is a cheeky conceptual conceit, cheaply executed for the sake of achieving trilogy status. Instead, it's like a carnival that's been in town a week too long. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Essentially an interlacing of irony and gotcha! Scenes. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    Although Scream 3 is often clever in the way it interweaves the worlds of "Scream," "Stab" and life outside the theater, it's not exactly groundbreaking. show more

  • 50
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    Even if Scream 3 lacks the punch and verve of the first two installments, it manages to wring some ironically metaphysical comedy from the movie-within-a-movie motif. show more

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