88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
For the initiated, the third time's a charm. For everyone else, it's just a scream.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
(Craven) and his Scream dream team have done a frightfully good job of killing off and wrapping up the popular horror series.
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63

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
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.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
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.
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Just isn't very scary.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
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.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Essentially an interlacing of irony and gotcha! Scenes.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
About the only thing the movie kills with any decisiveness is your time.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
At 116 minutes, this third installment lumbers along like a serial killer in shackles.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A lame little flat liner.
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56 out of 100
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