Scream (1996)

1996 | R | Horror, Mystery

User Score: 82/100

Synopsis:

Attempting to cope with her mother's murder, Sydney and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by a murderer who seems to have a hard time letting the past go.

"Scream" has one element that is repeated over and over: jokey false scare followed by bloody murder. I didn’t find the in-jokes funny, nor did the murders amuse me in that so-twisted-it’s sick-n-silly way. I just found it all to be insufferably smug and insensitive to the audience(this is a movie with no respect for film-watchers, just filmmakers, particularly the one behind the camera). It wants to believe we don’t really care about the low-lifes-in-suburbia involved, and so therefore can laugh at their grisly deaths, but I really have trouble with cartoony violence(especially bloody murders served up tongue-in-cheek)that I didn’t buy into "Scream". It left me with a sour aftertaste and a general dislike for director Wes Craven, who shows no growth as a moviemaker, only his incompetence while trying to juggle two distinctly different movie styles. He drops both balls here.was not really a good film 5/10


About Scream (1996)

Title: Scream
Year: 1996
Starring: Matthew Lillard, Roger Jackson, Wes Craven, Rose McGowan, Drew Barrymore, Liev Schreiber, Courteney Cox, W. Earl Brown, David Arquette, Linda Blair, Jamie Kennedy, Cabran E. Chamberlain, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Ryan Kennedy, Joseph Whipp, Lynn McRee, Kevin Patrick Walls, C.W. Morgan, Frances Lee McCain, Angela Miller, Lawrence Hecht, Lisa Canning, Lois Saunders, Lisa Beach, Matt McDonald, Kurtis Bedford, David Booth, Carla Hatley, Troy Bishop
Director: Wes Craven
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 4.05/5 stars from 11 users. Votes: 11.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R

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