Carrie Rickey

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For 1,229 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 6.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Incredibles
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1229 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    To paraphrase one of the few memorable lines in the movie, "Even stink would say this stinks."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    At 116 minutes, this third installment lumbers along like a serial killer in shackles.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    A groaningly awful romantic comedy.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    It fails as a gripping home-invasion thriller.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    A casualty of its own clumsy storytelling.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Rarely has sex on screen been so aggressively anti-erotic.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Hot Rod never establishes its own personality.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Tedious and incoherent thriller.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Has to be the sorriest excuse for a reprise since "Highlander — The Final Dimension."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Combines fingernails-on-blackboard audio agony with bamboo-under-fingernails physical torture.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Alas, this joyless affair doesn't have a clou.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    I laughed once.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer

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