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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    Chase HutchinsonThe Inlander (Spokane, WA)
    Whether you want to call it Scream 5 or simply Scream, one thing is certain: This film is a bloody and brash experience, an absolute treat that easily carves out a place as one of the best of the series.
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    Zoë Rose BryantLoud and Clear Reviews
    Scream radically reinvigorates the franchise in ferocious fashion, serving up spooky spectacle and masterful meta commentary on modern horror and fandom.


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    Emma Clark-DowStuff.co.nz
    As someone who loved the original Scream, and the slasher genre in general, I was excited to watch the 2022 version, set in the same town, but 25 years later – and it did not disappoint.
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    Rob GonsalvesRob's Movie Vault
    Its cultural critiques are no longer well-taken, and this corporate concern stopped being a goof on endless slasher clichés and started simply putting them to work quite a long time ago.
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