Parents' Guide to

Scary Movie 3

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

This PG-13 has R-rated stuff; too raunchy for tweens.

Movie PG-13 2003 90 minutes
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This movie is amazing in each and every way. THERE IS AN AMZIG PERSFORMANCE BY BRENDA anyways I love this movie with my whole heart

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Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (18):
Kids say (66):

There are some very funny moments, and Queen Latifah lights up her scenes as a psychic, with the able assistance of Eddie Griffin as her husband. George Carlin is a pleasure in a Matrix-inspired role. Regina Hall brings some snap to the best-friend-destined-to-die-early-on role. But this is a movie that will primarily appeal to those who can get excited about seeing performers like Ja Rule, Ghostface Killah, and Method Man acting silly, especially those who are young enough to get a kick out of the inherent subversiveness of any satire aimed at popular media, without caring too much whether any of the targets are actually hit.

The first two Scary Movies, written and directed by the Wayans brothers, were R-rated, cheerfully raunchy, and cheekily politically incorrect parodies of popular movies, including Scream and its sequels. SCARY MOVIE 3 is rated PG-13 and the Wayanses have been replaced by David Zucker, director of both wildly funny comedy classics (Ruthless People and Airplane!) and painfully un-funny flops (My Boss's Daughter). This movie is somewhere in the middle, not as good as The Naked Gun series but better than Baseketball.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 24, 2003
  • On DVD or streaming: May 11, 2004
  • Cast: Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen, Simon Rex
  • Director: David Zucker
  • Studio: Dimension
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: pervasive crude and sexual humor, language, comic violence and drug references
  • Last updated: January 29, 2023

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