Scream 3 movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Unfortunately, Scream 3 is a slow and flat instalment to this teen slasher series. Not surprisingly, there is plenty of carnage, violence and language. It’s just a let-down…


When a new serial killer begins to murder several people accompanying the set of Stab 3, a horror movie based the Woodsboro murders, Sidney and the film crew are drawn into the new killer’s deadly game.

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Movie details

Director: Wes Craven
Cast: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Foley, Lance Henriksen, Matt Keeslar, Jenny McCarthy
Writer: Ehren Kruger
Release Date (Australia): 23 March 2000
Runtime: 116 minutes/1h 56m
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (MA15+)

There is thematic material relating to murder, threat and references to sexual violence throughout the film.

Violence (MA15+)

The film contains violence in which shootings and stabbings are depicted with accompanying blood detail.

Coarse Language (M)

The film features often aggressive use of the word “f**k”, in addition to uses of “s**t”, “damn”, “goddamn” and “hell”.

Sex (M)

The word “f**k” is used infrequently in a sexual context.

mpaa rating

R (for strong horror violence and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Wow… Scream 3 just did NOT live up to the excitement of the appealing plot and the fans won’t be impressed with the very dull pacing. It probably would’ve been a lot better with the striking writing of Kevin Williamson, but Ehran Kruger is writing the story instead. That’s the worst component of Scream 3, and it completely ruins everything.

At least Wes Craven is still executing the script, alongside the Scream movie’s classical cast. There’s some decent ideas in there as well, including the set of Stab 3, the rules of survival and Ghostface’s slashings. But once again, they are all ruined by the terrible pacing, which connects to the poor writing.

The ideas, characters and kills are all that save this overrated instalment from being a complete waste. Will Scream fans enjoy it? There’s a good chance that super huge fans of the idea involving horror movie survival will remember it being an okay movie. However, other fans and audiences who share a liking for the Scream movies will probably class it as a let-down.

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