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Scary Movie 4


Genre :

Comedy, Horror

Release Date :

April 14, 2006

MPAA Rating :


Director :

David Zucker

Starring :

Anna Faris, Andre Benjamin, Shaquille O'Neal, Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, Leslie Nielsen, Craig Bierko, Regina Hall, Carmen Electra, Simon Rex, Shaun Lande

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

1 of 5

“..Worse than Scary Movies 1 through 3..”
by Kim Newman [Empire Magazine [UK]]
2.5 of 4

“..with no comic carryover from one skit to the next, true belly laughs are few and far between..”
by Jami Bernard [New York Daily News]
3 of 5

“..the performers are sufficiently engaging to ensure we never tire of the silliness..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
1 of 4

“..the most scornfully made yet..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 4

“..regurgitates enough gross-out moments to pack 80-some minutes..”
by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
3 of 5

“..easily the best Scary Movie..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
3 of 5

“..an ashamedly dull film, devoid of any real staying power..”
by Joe Utichi [FilmFocus]
4 of 5

“..a pleasant, well-oiled slapfest..”
by Brian Orndorf [eFilmCritic]
6.5 of 10
Reviewed by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
5 of 5
Reviewed by [Time Out]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Entertainment Insiders]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Matt Weitz [The Dallas Morning News]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Vince Leo [Qwipster's Movie Reviews]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Gator MacReady [Iofilm]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Clint Morris [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Anne Gilbert [Filmcritic]
2 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Paul Arendt [BBC Films]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
1.5 of 5
Reviewed by Tim Cogshell [Boxoffice Magazine]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Meg Jones [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Pam Grady [Reel]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by Paul Myers [Georgia Straight]
Reviewed by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by MaryAnn Johanson [The Flick Filosopher]
Reviewed by Jan Stuart [Chicago Tribune]
Reviewed by Ben Wasserstein [Slate]

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“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]


“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]


“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]


“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]


“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]


“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]


“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]