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 7.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,222 movie reviews
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    If there were a truth-in-titling law, the movie would be called "3000 Bullets to Brain Death."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Maybe Waters set out to prove Karl Marx's observation that all great events happen twice, first as tragedy and the second time as farce.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    At 116 minutes, this third installment lumbers along like a serial killer in shackles.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    A casualty of its own clumsy storytelling.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    It's hard to say with certainty whether it's insufficient plot or insufficient interpretation that's responsible for Travolta's waxwork performance.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Ice Cube possesses real screen presence, and it's a shame to see him squander his talents here. He and Epps made me laugh in "Next Friday." They made me squirm here.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    A high-end version of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" set in the rarefied bistros, boites and brokerages of Yuppie Manhattan in the 1980s.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    The execution is so dumbed-down, so dumbfounding, that sophisticated moviegoers might confuse it for outtakes from "Spy Kids 2" and "XXX."
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    The film's one realistic performance is that of Dakota Fanning as Lucy, whose child's shame, fear and resourcefulness ground the movie in recognizable behavior. She breathes air into this suffocating enterprise.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Verhoeven's most deeply disturbing film yet.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    The "Golden Girls" with gats.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Evolution devolves to the sight of a colossal alien expelling flatus over Arizona. So that's why this movie stinks. Play that flatulent music, white boy.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Not only do they (Gere and Ryder) lack chemistry, they lack physics, zoology, botany and geology.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    If Sweet November were a puppy, it would have rabies.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Old School has all the ingredients of an uproarious campus comedy, but it lacks a boisterous short-order cook who could whip up a food fight or three.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    To paraphrase one of the few memorable lines in the movie, "Even stink would say this stinks."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    It may not be the worst war epic ever made - that probably would be "Battlefield Earth" -- but it's darn close to being an unqualified disaster of that magnitude.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Has to be the sorriest excuse for a reprise since "Highlander — The Final Dimension."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    A high-concept hostage drama of absolutely no value to anyone -- except maybe Bell Atlantic, whose titular street-corner pay phone is on screen for almost every agonizing frame.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    As artistic achievements go, Mona Lisa Smile is strictly a paint-by-numbers affair. No shading. Little in the way of perspective. To call it one-dimensional would be an act of charity.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Apart from Williams' presence, director Christopher Erskin's feature debut isn't worth the price of submission. It's not a road trip; it's a road trap.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Plays like "Sixteen Candles" meets "Beetlejuice." Yet for all the film's frantic pace, this plot plods, even for 'tweens at whom this suburban-girls-take-Manhattan fantasy is obviously targeted.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Looking for plausibility in a farce is like looking for a million dollars in a box of breakfast cereal, but elements of real life can make a comedy resonate instead of thud. Little Black Book does the latter.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    This so-called comedy is a frayed string of anxious jokes about whether male bonding is manly or sissy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Combines fingernails-on-blackboard audio agony with bamboo-under-fingernails physical torture.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    So stupid, so stupefying, so stupendously bad.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    On the evidence of Palindromes, the most misanthropic, depressing, hopeless film in memory, I'd hazard that for Solondz, childhood is a problem without a solution.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Monster-in-Law, where Bridezilla meets Godzilla, is a comedy so anemic, so toxic, that even Dracula wouldn't bite.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    A groaningly awful romantic comedy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    It would seem that Allen and screenwriters John Quaintance and Jessica Bendinger couldn't decide between making a movie about the summer that 'tweens become teens or "Scenes From a Mal"l for the MTV set.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    If all you ask of a movie is that it have scenic stars and some scenery (here the Sierras of California substitute for the Rockies of Wyoming), then Flicka is adequate. Me, I expected some conflict, some resolution, and a horse that took me on a wild ride. This one really never gets out of the gate.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Perfect Stranger is the Egg MacGuffin of whodunits, a cheesy affair that casts so many baited lures that they tangle each other and don't hook you.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    An abhorrent cyberthriller starring a compelling Diane Lane.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    No doubt conceived as an underwater version of "National Treasure," Andy Tennant's film plays like a Three Stooges movie with scuba gear.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Tedious, ludicrous and harmless glimpse of the dawn of civilization.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Judah Friedlander and Lindsay Lohan are striking, respectively, as a Lennon paparazzo and a fan creeped out by Chapman.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    A generic oven-stuffer that wants to be a stocking-stuffer, is a turkey, despite the foil wrapping and some artfully deployed tinsel.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Like moussed hair and inverted-pyramid shoulder pads, this sloppy, sloppy slapstick is an artifact from the 1980s.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Screenwriters Nicole Eastman and the "Blonde" team of Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith provide dialogue that has the propriety of the locker room.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Michael Lembeck directs with the subtlety of a sledgehammer, pounding every joke and cliche until they are flat, flat, flat.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Tennant aims for a contemporary version of "The Thin Man," wedding the banter of sparring spouses with sleuth work. To say that he falls short of the mark is understatement.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    As an account of how for-profit big business literally rips a consumer's heart out, Repo Men is too graphic for me.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Hiring this sensitive fantasist (Gondry) to make the superhero saga The Green Hornet is like hiring satirist John Waters to make "Rambo." Hard to think of a more mystifying mismatch of filmmaker and material.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    A case of when bad scripts happen to good actors. Given its similarities to a bygone sitcom, one might call it "Friends" without benefits.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Here is a movie with everything going for it and nothing working.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    What has Campbell wrought? An intermittently amusing, interminable affair that for sheer ugliness and a scenery-chewing performance by Peter Sarsgaard has a certain Camp appeal.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    It fails as a gripping home-invasion thriller.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    This saga of a former soccer star coaching his son's team in order to worm his way back into the heart of his ex-wife aims to be warm and funny. Alas, it is mechanical and exhausting, like a windup toy of a monkey crashing together cymbals for 106 minutes while incrementally winding down.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    The unintentional effect of movies like Bless the Child is that they are enough to make agnostics out of true believers.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Nothing wrong with the syrupy romance Here on Earth that a megadose of insulin couldn't fix.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Rarely has sex on screen been so aggressively anti-erotic.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    A stunt that fails.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    I laughed once.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    This film about a career gal's date with fate careers out of control.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    As a western, American Outlaws is an utter failure. As the basis of a "Mad TV" parody, it is an unintentional hoot.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Proves a theory first advanced in the movie "Repo Man": The more you drive, the stupider you get.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    "Zis is not verking! Zee glitter cannot overpower zee artist!" That, in a sentence, sums up what is wrong with this picture.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    While "Boogie Nights" was a dirge for the death of pleasure (which coincided with the death of the porn-film industry), Wonderland is death warmed over. Literally.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    It pains me to tell you, But really, it's true: The Cat in the Hat Is a piece of dog doo.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Those who want something more substantial from a movie than a vid-game script with centerfold appeal will not find it in this noisy, bone-crushing survivalist flick inspired by the Game Cube diversion.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Tedious and incoherent thriller.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Both the sex and the battle sequences here look like football plays drawn by an NFL coach and shot by the wide receiver's mother. Usually, even when I don't like a Stone film I admire its frenzied energy, but the editing here is as lethargic as the compositions are perfunctory.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Hostage may well be the first action flick cited both for child abuse and audience abuse. In a singularly sadistic and degrading way it has something to offend everyone.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Alas, this joyless affair doesn't have a clou.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Aja's stomach-churning remake (produced by Craven) follows the original with frightening fidelity, amping up the barbarity from a nine (on the 1-10 scale) to a 12.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    RV
    I would have told you that its title refers to recreational vehicle. Having seen it, I now know the initials stand for reeking vulgarity.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Happily N'Ever After carjacks "Cinderella" and puts her wicked stepmother behind the wheel.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    The wrestler carries himself with decency and without self-seriousness, the qualities that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a star. Austin deserves better material than this. So do we.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Hot Rod never establishes its own personality.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Sappy script. Cheesy supernaturalism. Tired satire.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Though Hilton may be a model, if her work in Hottie is any indication, she is no actress.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    An inert comedy starring Kristen Bell as a workaholic unlucky in love, When in Rome is a rom-bomb.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    An unlikable and excruciatingly unfunny comedy.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 12 Carrie Rickey
    Six guys and a gal who flatline on arrival. Easily the lamest action-adventure fantasy since “Wild Wild West.”
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Carrie Rickey
    So bad you're nostalgic for "Gigli." So painful you need an epidural. So mindless you'll lose yours wondering, "What were they thinking?"
    • 46 Metascore
    • 0 Carrie Rickey
    With its first-person-shooter perspective and gun-andrun narrative, this one’s for the PlayStation crowd. It’s not a movie. It’s an adrenaline pump and purveyor of raw carnage.