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Scary Movie 4 (2006)

Director:
David Zucker
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Comedy/Parody
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Scary Movie 4
RUNNING TIME
83 minutes
Producer:
Craig Mazin
Robert K. Weiss
Screenwriter:
Craig Mazin
Jim Abrahams
Pat Proft


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Cindy Campbell Anna Faris
Brenda Regina Hall
Tom Ryan Craig Bierko
Henry Hale Bill Pullman
President Harris Leslie Nielsen
In other roles Anthony Anderson
Carmen Electra
Michael Madsen
Kevin Hart
Shaquille O'Neal
Dr. Phil McGraw
Cloris Leachman
Charlie Sheen

 

Review

Of course, the freshness in this series (if not in this subgenre) is completely gone, and the necessity for Scary Movie 4 is completely absent. For the second time, David Zucker helms a sequel in the Scary Movie-series, and he recruits his old heroes Leslie Nielsen and Charlie Sheen as well as buddy Jim Abrahams for the writing. The result is recycling of familiar territory, some useful spoofs on contemporary Hollywood films, and a handful of good laughs if you're lucky. More often than not, however, the jokes are not funny. And the script is, not surprisingly, largely disjointed and lacking a thin red line. This might be called entertainment if you're prosaic, but funny it is not.

Copyright 6.11.2006 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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