Scream (1996) Movie Review

Scream (1996)

1996 | R | Horror, Mystery

User Score: 83/100


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, Wes Craven, Roger Jackson, Liev Schreiber, Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Linda Blair, Jamie Kennedy, Courteney Cox, W. Earl Brown, David Arquette, Cabran E. Chamberlain, Neve Campbell, Joseph Whipp, Lynn McRee, Skeet Ulrich, Ryan Kennedy, Lisa Beach, Matt McDonald, Kevin Patrick Walls, C.W. Morgan, Frances Lee McCain, Angela Miller, Lawrence Hecht, Lisa Canning, Lois Saunders, Justin Sullivan, Tony Kilbert, Kurtis Bedford, David Booth
Director: Wes Craven
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4.15/5 stars from 12 users. Votes: 12.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R

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