Parents' Guide to

Scary Movie 5

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

This dumb, raunchy series should have given up the ghost.

Movie PG-13 2013 85 minutes
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Tacky. Not funny. The only thing I can say is that they talk about sex and penises the whole time. Ugh. It’s not clever or scary or funny or anything worth spending time on

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Kids say (34 ):

If SCARY MOVIE 5 isn't busy lazily riffing on specific shots from its source movies, it fills in the gaps with the expected bodily fluid jokes, sexual innuendo, and stereotypes. It also throws in several cameos, including Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan in the opening scene. Only Snoop Dogg seems to be relaxed enough to get some laughs in. This is a big waste of time, drawing one more gasp out of a series that should have given up the ghost long ago.

The fifth installment in the Scary Movie franchise has been taken over by Malcolm D. Lee -- Spike's cousin and the director of the very funny Undercover Brother. The writers are David Zucker and Pat Proft, who were responsible for the very funny Naked Gun movies. None of that former humor comes through in this lazy effort, which smacks of a routine attempt to replicate those wonderful old MAD magazine movie spoofs.

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