Carrie Rickey

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For 1,236 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 5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Y Tu Mamá También
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1236 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Much as I adore Martin and Hunt, whose matching tongue-in-cheek delivery and finite patience make them seem more like siblings than spouses, their movie is indistinguishable from an Afterschool Special.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Speechy and preachy and just a teeny-weeny bit naughty.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    One thing Kidman is not is a clown. She thinks fizzy and dizzy and klutzy are funny. She is mistaken. To be a clown requires a kind of witchcraft.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Too much Good Friday and not enough Easter Sunday. Emphasizing Jesus' agony over His ecstasy, Gibson has delivered a blood-drenched epic more stunning for its brutal violence than for its depiction of the calvary.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Unfortunately, this all proceeds at a supersonic tempo, with Shyamalan's directorial finger stuck on the fast-forward button. Significant plot points whiz by in this movie equivalent of speed-dating.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    There is no shape or pacing to Daniel Petrie's movie. It's like a bottle of soda left uncapped. So thus a story that promised effervescence ends up being flat.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    The lead performances are very strong -- few actors possess as much sheer physical presence as this pair -- but their dialogue is stilted, as though lost in transit from a Victorian hothouse.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    The script, which needs not just doctoring and could benefit from a spell in the critical-care ward, is full of dress-up and put-downs, and comes alive only when Prinze or Cook are on-screen. In short, She's All That aspires to be Clueless. It succeeds in being clueless.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Just as a fistful of drooping stalks does not a bouquet make, director Charles Herman-Wurmfeld's random collection of think-pink gags, canine couture and smart/dumb blonde jokes does not a comedy make.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    It's a stylish package with not much inside.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    So although this multicharacter stew has a tasty morsel or two, in the aggregate it makes one long for the comparative complexity and subtlety of "Valentine's Day."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    It's a fun gimmick -- the sartorial equivalent of those red shoes in the fairy tale that made an ordinary girl dance like Terpsichore -- if not an altogether fun movie.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    By turns pleasant and preposterous, The Greening of Whitney Brown is a reverse Cinderella tale for tweens.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Mildly diverting but slight, the screwball comedy Gray Matters changes it up, more or less creating its own genre, the curveball farce.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Peppy, painless and -- happily -- not altogether brainless.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    On the plus side are engaging performances by Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci. On the minus side is . . . everything else.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    The film has two curious subplots and supporting performances that feel tacked on rather than organically part of it.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    The cast is full of fresh-faced unknowns ready for their close-ups. Most likely to succeed is Kayla Jackson, an almond-eyed dreamer, as Brittany, anchor of the Ovations and of her family.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Where Finding Nemo suggested that under-the-waves adventure was limitless, Shark Tale suggests that this sea is over-fished. The krill is gone.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Two of its youthful actors, although adorable, are not skilled enogh to carry their parts.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    If, like me, you were hoping for "Scarface" as a hip-hopera, I am sad to report that Get Rich or Die Tryin' has heat, but not sweep.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Throughout Flatley, now 52, is triumphal and indefatigable. There are two mysteries here: From whence comes Flatley's boundless energy? And why does it make me feel so tapped out?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Evening might be the most shocking waste of natural resources since the despoiling of the Amazon rain forest.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    In some scenes, Faris' sheer velocity gives the movie liftoff. In others, it doesn't hurt that Evans, who looks like the very young Alec Baldwin, and has the sonorous voice of Mark Feuerstein, is the film's sex object.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Ultimately, this movie cowritten by Shelton and former L.A. police detective Robert Souza has more laughs than suspense, but not enough of either.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    A movie that provokes as many rueful sighs as it does bruising laughs.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    The main distinction of this particular raunchfest, about the economic opportunities available to women in the phone-sex industry, is that it does not reconcile its slim narrative conflict with a big, fat wedding.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Freely mixing reality therapy, fairy tale and satire, Dobkin's film does not maintain a consistent tone. Is it a seriocomedy about brothers who need to work on unfinished business? Is it a holiday fable about a Scrooge who comes to surf the yuletide? Is it a satire in which an efficiency expert (Kevin Spacey) puts pressure on St. Nick to outsource gift allocation and distribution?
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Most parents will find the movie has the familiar feeling of one of those kid birthday parties where the little ones are on chocolate highs and the adults run out of scheduled activities after 20 minutes.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    The film is intermittently funny and strangely intermittent.

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