Carrie Rickey
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For 1,227 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 7.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Hoop Dreams
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1,227 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A pepperpot bubbling with pungent insights and sharp wit, Spanglish is about how people, like cultures, are more alike than not.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    An intimate epic of infinite grace.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    This small story that tells the much bigger story of the New Economy's bubble and burst is less a documentary than it is breaking news.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Here are five gifted actors at the top of their games as five characters in search of what makes a family.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Set exactly a century ago, The Last Station is a droll tragicomedy starring those battling Tolstoys, whose family is unhappy in its own way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The most challenging obstacle encountered by reformers like Canada and Michelle Rhee, the embattled chancellor of education for Washington, D.C., are the unions extending tenure protection to teachers who underperform.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Enchanted and thrilling film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    In the end, Atonement sorts truth from fiction as it delivers a shattering kick to the solar plexus.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    It is a damning indictment of the individuals and institutions who made money while customers lost their shirts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    If there's a more passionate love story out there, then I haven't had the privilege of seeing it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Shaft is still enormously involving. It's popcorn, but very fresh.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Although rough, it's a gem.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This sparrow's flight lifts the heart.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A seven-word review: Very good performances. Much too much weather.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    While this charmer about a canine James Bond does not pack the emotional punch of "WALL-E," it's frisky fun to see the white shepherd get a new leash on life.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Shakespearean but overlong, The Dark Knight is two hours of heady, involving action that devolves into a mind-numbing 32-minute epilogue.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This is a quiet, meticulously plotted chamber piece, not the booming, lightning-paced orchestral affair we know as the contemporary action film in the Age of Ludlum.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Swing Vote is messy and its targets are relatively safe. But its aim is true. And Costner's performance hits the bull's-eye.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For the first 100 minutes of his 117-minute film Spielberg holds the audience in a grip of fear. When Ray and Rachel take refuge in the storm cellar of a survivalist (a miscast Tim Robbins), the director's grip relaxes only a bit, but the film never recovers from this excursion into the Gothic.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Callan McAuliffe, a handsome Australian youth, looks right as the perma-press Bryce.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Stronger on character than on story, the film version of Janet Fitch's best-seller is shaped and propelled by the astonishing performance of Alison Lohman.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A scabrously funny look at the cutthroat game of statecraft.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Develops microclimates of mood without fully developing the same shadings of character.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Unlike Gondry's previous features, Human Nature and Eternal Sunshine, Science lacks the sturdy armature of a Charlie Kaufman screenplay to support its eccentricities. The flood of delight in the film's first 90 minutes slowed to a trickle and, finally, a drip.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Haggis' earnest and eloquent film about the impact of the war in Iraq on U.S. soldiers, and by extension, their nation, is human-scaled. And as deep and harrowed as Jones' crevassed face.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Parental Guidance is an engaging comedy that bridges multiple generation gaps, making it that rare movie that grandparents, their kids, and their kids can enjoy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Between the earnest boy, his playful mammal, the film from actor-turned-director Charles Martin Smith is a winning family entertainment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    On a Paris rooftop about an hour into this 2-hour film, the tone shifts and the atmosphere lightens into giddy farce.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For a film about suicides, Wristcutters: A Love Story is strangely life-affirming. This film about slackers stuck in limbo between life and death is upbeat in an offbeat way.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Cluttered as it is colorful, Robots is a visual delight.

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