Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 12
    Screamers, one of the most bizarre documentaries you'll ever not see.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. GregK.
    Jul 7, 2007
    9
    An important topic for a documentary, but not a Rockumentary. While I suppose that this is an effective vehicle for reaching System of a Down An important topic for a documentary, but not a Rockumentary. While I suppose that this is an effective vehicle for reaching System of a Down fans, it is so colloquial that is fails to build necessary bridges to a MAINSTREAM audience. The incessant use of the F-bomb make the film not family friendly and not Christian friendly. The juvenalian style makes it unappealing for grown-ups. The Leftist slant will make it hard to digest for political moderates and conservatives (which should be the greatest natural allies of the Genocide Recognition cause). And finally, the movie has to focus on GENOCIDE, not System of a Down. Had the move edit been down slightly differently, the film would have been a smash hit, appealing to everyone, offending no one (except perhaps the Turkish government), promoting the band, and ringing up box office sales. Almost, but not quite. I rate this one a 9 (which is being charitable). Full Review »
  2. GerryB.
    Dec 10, 2006
    10
    Everyone needs to see this eye-opening film. Genocide can and must be stopped. We can see how history repeats itself...from the Armenian Everyone needs to see this eye-opening film. Genocide can and must be stopped. We can see how history repeats itself...from the Armenian Genocide to Darfur. We must be Screamers! Full Review »