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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. Collapse
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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
    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: 18 out of 36
  2. Negative: 12 out of 36
  1. Jan 20, 2013
    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. craign.
    Sep 23, 2005
    Tis wikd.
  3. Nov 14, 2012
    More of the same.
  4. Dec 4, 2010
    'Scream 3' still has the familiar traits that made the first two films so dynamic, but the film as a whole proves that Ehren Krueger holds NOTHING to Kevin Williamson. Expand
  5. Jul 4, 2012
    Unfortunatelly, Scream 3 had my hopes way too high. This story has a lot of plot holes, and lacks Kevin Williamson's creative ideas, who was replaced by a screenwritter, who I don't know how he managed to turn The Ring into an overall suspenful, yet scary movie. Ends up being a slap fade in the face for trilogies, because it is the typical mediocre third movie of a franchise. Still, Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox give their best performances in the whole series, but their overshadowed by the dreadful plot and the abuse of meta-humour!!
    I give this movie a 30 % just because of the main cast performances, the rest of the actors/characters are transparent, and you won't even rememeber them for a second!!!
  6. Oct 28, 2012
    Wow tis movie is way more laughs than screams. Scream 3 3.5/10
  7. j30
    Nov 27, 2011
    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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