Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
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  1. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    50
    Doesn't know when to stop with the jokes about other horror movies and settle down to tell a coherent story.
  2. 50
    Tiresome, blood-filled comedy.
  3. Reviewed by: Leonard Klady
    50
    Though the material is more intelligent than the norm and has an unusual third-act twist, it also employs some very clunky stereotypes.
  4. Wicked fun with flickers of intelligence.
  5. Wes Craven (of the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' films) is in the mood for parody.
  6. 50
    Just another basketcase with a blade.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    40
    An idiot-savant movie, knowing but not smart.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 274 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 56
  2. Negative: 2 out of 56
  1. Mar 2, 2012
    10
    An excellent film. The story of Scream is really good, with much scare moments, because is not the tipic slasher film of an assassin that killAn excellent film. The story of Scream is really good, with much scare moments, because is not the tipic slasher film of an assassin that kill all, is a great story. Scream is incredible. Full Review »
  2. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    This movie is simply epic!
  3. Nov 14, 2010
    10
    If you are going to survive a horror film there are rules one must abide (1. You can never have sex, (2. You can never drink or do drugsIf you are going to survive a horror film there are rules one must abide (1. You can never have sex, (2. You can never drink or do drugs (you will be too out of it to escape the killers rampage), (3. Never under any circumstances say, â Full Review »