Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 25
    Indeed, Scream is better than the average slasher film, as its advertisers insist. And, indeed, it is probably Wes Craven's best film, as they also insist. But that is a little like saying the pimple on the left side of your nose is "better" than the pimple on the right side.
  2. Reviewed by: Bob Stephens
    25
    An artificial and hypocritical effort to escape the artistic limitations of teenage slasher flicks.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 216 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 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. Sep 24, 2011
    8
    The godfather movie of teenage horror movies, directed by Wes Craven. Simply a enjoyable gore thriller accompanied with popcorn and cola.
  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 »