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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 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: 17 out of 35
  2. Negative: 12 out of 35
  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 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. Mar 3, 2013
    7
    Not as good as the first two. But it is still is very entertaining, funny and extremely unpredictable. It is a very honorable third chapter in this series. Expand
  3. Sep 16, 2013
    6
    This is where a series gets a little vulnerable and desperate, like a girl looking for a prom date. It tries very hard to get its point across, but it doesn't succeed past being average. The series is on its last leg, and the third one almost tripped it. Expand
  4. Sep 24, 2011
    4
    They say third time's a charm. Well, wait until you see "Scream 3", and then you WILL 'scream'.
  5. Mar 12, 2014
    3
    Scream 3 just seems to be a rushed idea for another sequel in the Scream franchise that turned out to be a disappointment, and a really, really bad idea for another sequel. Expand
  6. Jul 15, 2012
    3
    The writing in this bad sequel isn't very good. It may have some clever and suspenseful moments, but moments are also rehashed from the first two and it's lame, predictable, and lacks the freshness of the first two. The new characters are also very boring (except Parkey Posey) but actors playing actors was just boring and there was a lack of a lot of character development. They should of done this with Kevin Williamson. 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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