Los Angeles Times - 04/15/2011
"The movie pulls off some jump-in-your-seat surprises....The good news is the satire is in top form with the return of writer Kevin Williamson, the clever mind who created the 1996 original SCREAM..."
Movieline - 04/14/2011
"SCREAM 4 has more than a decade's worth of new flesh for the flaying. Back at their respective helps, Williamson and Craven do so with gusto -- literally and metaphorically, slaughtering modern horror's sacred, sequelized cows..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/22/2011
"Some of the riffs are really funny and/or expertly scary....The makers of SCREAM 4 revisit old haunts where, it turns out, the technology is newfangled but Ghostface is long in the tooth." -- Grade: B-
Total Film - 07/01/2011 3 stars out of 5 -- "The opening is pure SCREAM, with multiple murders, cameos and more double bluffing than a pro-poker tournament....New faces help freshen things up and a decent twist dominates the third act."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2011
"[Craven] can still set up and deliver a stalk-and-scare sequence..."
Back in the 1990s, the SCREAM franchise helped reinvigorate a dying genre as dozens of onscreen teens lost their lives to masked killers. Now, a fourth film in the series is sure to tickle and terrify just like its three predecessors.