Scream Synopsis
A psycho killer targets a past victim's daughter (Neve Campbell).
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A deft, funny, shrewdly unsettling tribute to such slasher-exploitation thrillers as "Terror Train," "New Year's Evil," and Craven's own "A...
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75

New York Daily News

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Builds to a splattering finale that should leave genre fans highly satisfied.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Scream is a rarity: a horror movie spoof that succeeds almost as well at provoking scares as laughs.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What did I think about this movie? As a film critic, I liked it. I liked the in-jokes and the self-aware characters. At the same time, I...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
May not be the most scary or the grossest horror film you've ever seen, but it has one distinct feature: it actually talks up to the...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
Pretty run-of-the-mill stuff. [20 December 1996, Friday, p.J]
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
While Scream has its frights, it feels more like one of those solve-the-mystery jigsaw puzzles than a real movie.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Wicked fun with flickers of intelligence.
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25

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
Indeed, Scream is better than the average slasher film, as its advertisers insist. And, indeed, it is probably Wes Craven's best film, as...
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25

San Francisco Examiner

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An artificial and hypocritical effort to escape the artistic limitations of teenage slasher flicks.
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scream is the best scary movie

By king jevin
i think scream is my fave movie cuz itz awsome and no dout its good to see i know iam only 12 but this movies kicks ass! ps they should make a 4 rock out...

scream is worth dying for

By screamingsam
This movie has everything, - a amazingly strong plot ...

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Brilliant

By redyeah
A movie that made fun of the horror genre while adding to it at the same time. So funny in the dry sense. And pretty creepy the first time you see it. And for Barrymore to die was shocking. She's a...

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awesome

By Theater_geek
This movie was INCREDIBLE!!!! It was my first horror movie and I loved it. My mom wasn't too keen on it and thats why I watched it with my older sister and we were half way through before she could...

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Rated R | For Strong Graphic Horror, Language, Gore and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Graphic mystery-homage to teen-slasher movies.
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