Scream 4 Synopsis
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A strange concoction, clever and self-knowing in the extreme and yet operating in primal ways that bypass wit. Something about it feels...
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The film isn't as concerned with terrifying you as it is with showing you a good time, culminating with an over-the-top climax that is...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Some of the riffs are really funny and/or expertly scary. Others have the feel of awfully snappy dialogue crafted by middleaged people...
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It would have a very good shot at being entertaining were it not so outwardly concerned with being important.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
For genre geeks, this can be fun - although nothing in Scream 4 is quite as clever as the filmmakers seem to think it is.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The generational mix of actors works well enough, although Campbell too often seems stranded with little to do until the climax.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Scream 4 has a smart beginning, featuring Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell, and one well-delivered line at the end that would have brought down...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Between a diabolically funny start and a surprise climax, Scream 4 offers nothing more than a series of gory deaths that grow tiresome with...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's hard to sustain that cheeky meta humor, and the film seems to just give in and join its slasher brethren, devolving into a string of...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
After a promising start that uses Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell to perfection, they settle into their old stomping grounds as if they'd...
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More like Scary Movie 5

By rockydoggies
The film opens spoofing itself but just trends like the best spoof of all, the very funny Scary Movie series. But the lines really get blurred when Scream 4 carries over the great and funny actor...

More funny than scary

By mallieg21
Was excited to see the film because there is nothin else out right now. The acting with some characters were better than others. The plot left a little to be desired. But overall the movie was...

SCRE4M!!! :D

By DillanReed
Been a dedicated fan since the first one came out! I've watched all three films! April 15 here we come!...


By ozzy554
As a big fan of the scream movies i did really enjoy this movie. I will say at times the humor is a bit too much (especially the opening scenes) but overall i thought it was a really good movie...

Great movie, huge twists

By bluedev14
I love the whole Scream series because they're all completely satirical (which A LOT of people don't catch). This one does great justice to the slasher series and it was actually my second favorite...

Good ending

If you like the Scream series you will like the way this plays out. Nice twist, had me guessing till the end....


By pinktiny19
It was good a lot more action compared to the first three and to me better than all of them Wes craven did a good job!!!!...

The 20$

By not_sleeping
In my opinion this movie left much to be desired in many ways. When one can leave the theater and come up with what should have been more interesting or creative scenes or outcomes, it says little...

Blood and Cheese

By strauss887
Scream 4 is what you would expect in a sequel. Plenty of jumpy moments, lots of blood and many cheesy moments that will make you chuckle. If you liked the other ones, you'll like this one....

Awesome Sequel

By plopper
I really enjoyed this sequel in the Scream franchise. Good to see Sydney, Gail, and Dewey back on the big screen. 11 years was way to long....

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Rated R | For Strong bloody violence, language and some teen drinking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Ghostface killer returns for more bloody slayings.
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