(2006)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 23 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
About five times as funny as "Scary Movie 3."
63
New York Daily News
There are plenty of chuckles at the expense of Dr. Phil, Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Charlie Sheen and series stalwart Leslie Nielsen. But with no comic carryover from one skit to the next, true belly laughs are few and far between.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Writing, casting and pacing are vital. Scary Movie 4 doesn't let any gag get stale. It's rapid-fire, hit-and-miss and hit-and-strike comedy.
58
Entertainment Weekly
And as ever, the jokes are a jumble of the gross, the baggy, the raunchy, the mistimed, and - every once in a while - the refreshingly incorrect.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
Shaquille O'Neal and Dr. Phil open Scary Movie 4 with an achingly unfunny couple of minutes of severed limbs and errant hoop shots.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
The humor emphasizes quantity over quality, but the batting average isn't too bad. And where else can you witness Leslie Nielsen do a nude scene?
50
TV Guide
But for those jonesing for a loosely connected string of comedy sketches, heavy on the scatological humor, this is the fix.
50
ReelViews
To go with the good, there's plenty of bad, and it comes in the form of countless gags that misfire, far too much flatulence and urine, and (God help us) a buck naked Leslie Nielsen. Admittedly, that scene certainly puts the "scary" in Scary Movie 4.
40
The series has turned into the cinematic equivalent of a flat bicycle tyre - it starts off with lots of air in it, but can quickly go flat when punctured.
30
Isn't it amazing to see just how low some people will stoop if you pay them enough?
25
Part sketch-comedy cartoon, part Cracked magazine spoof, installment four is the most scornfully made yet.
25
New York Post
Scary Movie 4 concludes by satirizing Cruise's couch-jumping orgy on "Oprah." Funny, but nowhere near as hilarious as the real thing.

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