Scary Movie 5

Scary Movie 5

Scary Movie 5

The latest instalment in the parody pentalogy continues spoofing horror films with a cast including Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Snoop Dogg and Mike Tyson. David Zucker, director of the third and fourth Scary Movies, takes the mickey out of the Final Destination, Paranormal Activity and Child's Play series amongst others.

Happily-married couple Dan (Simon Rex) and Jody (Ashley Tisdale) begin to notice some bizarre activity once they bring their newborn baby Aiden home from the hospital. But when the chaos expands into Jody's job as a ballet dancer and Dan's career as an ape researcher, they realise their family is being stalked by a nefarious demon.

2012Rating: M, contains sexual references, crude humour, drug use, coarse language and comedic violence86 minsUSA
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Total Film

Total Film

A laughter vacuum whose race to parody the likes of Mama and the new Evil Dead remake didn't stretch to writing actual jokes.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Most effective are high-speed video sequences (a “Paranormal” staple) used for silent-movie physical comedy.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

For the art-house crowd, who may, I suppose, stumble drunk into the wrong theater after too much Chardonnay, there are nods to Black Swan and 127 Hours.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Woefully, painfully unfunny.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Lacking a single honest laugh, this is shoddy by comparison with the other Scary Movie sequels.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

85 or so minutes of random nonsense from filmmakers so clearly dispirited by their mercenary assignment that they seem to be running out the clock from the very first frame.

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