Scream

critic Reviews

, 76% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The fifth Scream finds the franchise working harder than ever to maintain its meta edge -- and succeeding surprisingly often.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I enjoyed it more than I expected... I laughed quite a bit.
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    Jenny NulfAustin Chronicle
    Scream is a blast, a solid setup for more to come.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    To an impressive extent, directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and their team succeed in squaring this circle, a trick they accomplish partly by turning their film into a symposium on what a new Scream ought to look like.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    Remembering the thrill of the original, and just how brilliantly of its time it was, this is just alright. The Halloween reboot was far more surprising in its reconfiguration.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Scream is smart. All that's lacking is a plot, or a heroine, capable of making us squeal.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    While this is the smartest, funniest and stabbiest film since the 1996 original, it does feel as though Scream has come full circle...
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    Mary Beth McAndrewsDread Central
    Supported by an incredible ensemble cast of new and familiar faces, as well as a slew of brutal kills, the directing duo has made something special with Scream (2022).


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    Peter CanaveseCelluloid Dreams
    A good enough requel that's smart enough to know that it's taking the only route open to it.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    A bottle of Metamucil holds more meta than this whimper of a movie.
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    Courtney SmallCinema Axis
    Once the cool kid on the block, the Scream franchise is now stuck in a rut longing for the glory days of the past.
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