For 1,222 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,222 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    One of the rare rock films that produces the effect of a live concert: After each number, the audience erupts into applause.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    As irresistible as Chan is irrepressible. In a movie season in which, it seems, all the blockbusters boast wheels, it's a treat to see a movie that has legs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Washington blows you away. To say he gives the performance of his career is an understatement.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Spoofy and sweet... endearingly old-fashioned.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    The film's climax involves a father and son reunion that is tense, tragic and, finally, as transcendent as Mohammad himself.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    If we approach with sympathy and curiosity, we will be rewarded with same. And our souls, not to mention our bicycles, will soar to the heavens.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    That rare thing, a Hollywood teen flick transfigured into something like pubescent scripture: In the beginning, there was lust; in the end, there is knowledge.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Sunnier and sillier than most of Allen's recent work, makes its belly laughs heartwarming. It's a most winning movie about losers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    An elusive and profoundly moving essay about the stages of amour and of age. Like the best of Godard's movies -- and I haven't been sucked into one since "Passion" (1982) -- it is visually ravishing, penetrating, impenetrable.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    It is with gravity and levity and incomparable grace that Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon -- by light years the best movie of 2000.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    A knockout...So feverish is Fight Club...that thermometer contact might make mercury shatter.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    This year's must-see film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Not only is it the best documentary in a vintage season for nonfiction films (see "American Splendor," "Capturing the Friedmans," and "Spellbound"), it's also one of the best films of the year. It's as lyrical about the particulars of Kahn as it is about the universals of fathers and sons.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Exhilarating, edgy and wryly comic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    A movie with the sweet soul of "Toy Story" and the boisterous spirit of "Spy Kids."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Brilliant, blistering account of the many ways fame deforms a star, his family and his fans.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Cinderella Man is not a movie about boxing, but about this boxer who personified the heart and hope of 1935.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Werner Herzog's magnificent tragedy, Grizzly Man, a Shakespearean character study that packs the sheer terror of "The Blair Witch Project."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    For two hours I felt like a kitten chasing an elusive ball of catnip that remained just beyond my paw.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    At the film's intimate best, it gives a guitar's perspective of the troubadour. He plucks his instrument as he plays our heartstrings. It's movie and music bliss.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Profound, passionate and overflowing with incomparable beauty, Water, like the prior two films in director Deepa Mehta's "Elements" trilogy, celebrates the lives of women who resist marginalization by Indian society.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Piercingly funny and unexpectedly moving account of that odd couple, Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) and HRH Elizabeth II (majestic Helen Mirren) and their back-channels affair.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Courageous, shattering and exceptional documentary.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Lives is a best-foreign-film nominee competing in a year that at least three movies in this category are stronger than Oscar's best-picture contenders.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    This is the breakthrough work of one of world cinema's most visionary artists.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    It is the most influential movie you've never seen, deeply affecting many artists and experimental directors who saw it on the museum circuit in 1977 and 1978.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Throughout the film its makers pose the question of whether saving a work of art is as important as saving a human life. The question is not answered, and perhaps ultimately unanswerable. Yet Europa movingly shows how for many, art and artifacts are living things.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Persepolis, the superb film based on Satrapi's graphic memoirs of the same name, is a riveting odyssey in pictures and words. It's unlike any journal you've read or any animated movie you've seen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    There is nothing sentimental or picturesque about the performances or imagery. The word that best describes both is elemental.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    This psycho-thriller, a Golden Globe winner and presumptive favorite for the foreign-film Oscar, itself is revelatory.