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  • Summary: Stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox Arquette are back for more in the chilling final chapter of this phenomenally popular and frightfully entertaining trilogy. While Sydney Prescott (Campbell) lives in safely guarded seclusion, bodies begin dropping around the Hollywood setStars Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox Arquette are back for more in the chilling final chapter of this phenomenally popular and frightfully entertaining trilogy. While Sydney Prescott (Campbell) lives in safely guarded seclusion, bodies begin dropping around the Hollywood set of "Stab 3," the latest movie sequel based on the gruesome Woodsboro killings. Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32
  1. For the initiated, the third time's a charm. For everyone else, it's just a scream.
  2. Genuinely scary and also highly amusing.
  3. Reviewed by: Jim Peterson
    75
    Scream 3 also has wit and intelligence, but at their core the Scream movies are still slasher films and this one is no exception.
  4. 50
    Where Scream 3 triumphs is in its wacky, take-no-prisoners, I am a Juggernaut of Terror, Hee, Hee attitude, which wisely makes room for some downright surreal moments amongst the carnage.
  5. 50
    Essentially an interlacing of irony and gotcha! Scenes.
  6. 40
    It's got turns, it's got an attractive cast that gets shish-kabobed with ruthless regularity. It's just tired.
  7. First rule of a film trilogy: Part 3 sucks. See "The Godfather 3,"" Alien 3,"" Jaws 3." Even "Return of the Jedi" was just a rehash of "Star Wars" with muppets. Add Scream 3 to that trend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 12 out of 37
  1. Jan 20, 2013
    10
    I'm gonna go against the crowd and say that this was my favorite installment of "Scream." It has a a good plot, a good music score, a greatI'm gonna go against the crowd and say that this was my favorite installment of "Scream." It has a a good plot, a good music score, a great cast, everything that's suppose to be in a film. I also liked the small tastes of humor that were presented through out the film. Great movie! The "Scream" Trilogy is the best horror trilogy of all time. Expand
  2. craign.
    Sep 23, 2005
    10
    Tis wikd.
  3. Jul 12, 2014
    7
    Ask people what they think of the Scream trilogy, & usually their exact words will be: "Liked 1, liked 2, didn't like Scream 3", so this filmAsk people what they think of the Scream trilogy, & usually their exact words will be: "Liked 1, liked 2, didn't like Scream 3", so this film is the end of the scream franchise, (well, for following 11 years anyway) and it's disliked by a lot of people, personally, I think this is my second favourite scream film, just under Scream 1 and above Scream 2, however the main thing that puts a lot of people off, is its lack of originality and freshness, and it's easy to see that this film feels almost as created as the 'I know what you did last summer' franchise, but I think that this film is very entertaining, this film was given a whopping $40million budget and you can see where the money has gone, I think the finale in Milton's gigantic mansion is the best finale of the franchise, & this is why this film sits in second place for me, while it is cheesy, it is entertaining, and should be given a shot. (it's also the only film in the franchise that made me jump several times, just saying!) Expand
  4. Apr 19, 2011
    5
    Overall I Am Really Not Sure What To Score This Film..
    Scream Was Good, And Scream 2 Rocked, But Scream 3??
    Some Things In This Movie Were
    Overall I Am Really Not Sure What To Score This Film..
    Scream Was Good, And Scream 2 Rocked, But Scream 3??
    Some Things In This Movie Were Done Very Well.. Neve Campbell Does A Great Job, As Well As Courtney Cox, But David Arquat Is A Very Bad Actor.. He Needed To Be Cut Off From Ruining This Movie.. Dewey Go!
    In Some Spots There Are Really Bad Writing.. But In Others Its Very, Very, Good...
    Overall This Is Not A Bad Movie Or A Good Movie.. It's Just A Movie :)
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  5. Oct 21, 2011
    4
    While not a horrible film by any means, Scream 3 certainly doesn't live up to the heights established by its predecessors. It has its goodWhile not a horrible film by any means, Scream 3 certainly doesn't live up to the heights established by its predecessors. It has its good moments, such as Parker Posey's performance as a whole, but all in all, it's not scary nor does it deliver any tension. This is a horror film, right? I didn't like how it took a more comedic route; it made the film dwell into self-parody.

    Not terrible (as aforementioned), but it definitely isn't good. Not even close.
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  6. Nov 10, 2012
    3
    Scream 3 isn't scary, isn't funny and just isn't good at all. It's at least 20 minutes too long and there are too many actors in here. TheScream 3 isn't scary, isn't funny and just isn't good at all. It's at least 20 minutes too long and there are too many actors in here. The screenplay is bad and the ending is no big surprise. #3 bored me very much and I still don't like the principle of the franchise. A killer with a halloween mask for kiddies? I can't take that seriously. Scream 3 is no complete rubbish but it's really not worth watching. Expand
  7. j30
    Nov 27, 2011
    1
    A poorly executed film that nearly fails on all levels. It's not scary, it's not funny or clever, it's just a drag.

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