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

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Syriana
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,227 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    According to this courageous, you-are-there documentary, the platoon took enemy fire almost every day, perhaps the longest exposure to combat the U.S. has engaged in since World War II.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    It's never entirely clear whether Borchardt is also an object of ridicule for documentarian Chris Smith.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    Trueba's movie is nearly undone by its shapelessness. Because the filmmaker imposes little in the way of form (or drama) on his subject, his film is a good listen without being a particularly good watch.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Like Johnny's rants, Naked is a revelation, a parable of spiritual homelessness and the terror it engenders.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For its mesmerizing first two-thirds, Van Sant keeps the film tightly focused on his subject, superbly played by Penn and intimately shot, home-movie style, by Harris Savides. But when the director pulls back to detail Harvey Milk's fight against gay backlash, Milk gets derailed. And - dare I say it? - didactic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Like this diabolically designed weapon of war, Tanovic's film is coil-sprung to explode on the unsuspecting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    So incrementally does Eastwood's film build toward what seems like an inevitable resolution that when it concludes, you're sucker-punched. You haven't been watching a police procedural, but a Greek tragedy. You haven't been watching a drama about the catharsis of vigilantism, but sitting vigil for a community diminished, and permanently damaged, by violence.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Insightful and involving.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    What this unclassifiable story may lack in decibels, it has in emotional depth. At once a mystery, a family drama, a snapshot of children at risk, Ballast is an unusually perceptive character study more eloquent in action than in dialogue.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Funny as it is fierce, breathtaking as it is life-affirming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Few American directors drive this wedge between mind and gut as masterfully as Michael Mann.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    An eco-mentary that's as passionate and persuasive an argument for change as "An Inconvenient Truth."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    It's a testament to Cage's canny performance and Jonze's seamless use of special effects that you believe Charlie and Donald are two entirely different people.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A scabrously funny look at the cutthroat game of statecraft.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The result is more exciting than the last four ST pictures put together, more fun than a barrel of Tribbles, and the most satisfying action-adventure since last year's "Iron Man."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Nim is as unforgettable as the treatment of him is unspeakable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    I also like that when Our Hero starts swinging from skyscrapers, he's not just emulating Tarzan, but is working out the Newtonian physics of action and reaction.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    The fluid film cinematography of Christopher Doyle and Rain Kathy Li, intercut with grainy Super-8 shots of park regulars, tracks the skaters in their free-flying, free-styling and free-falling grace. In these privileged moments, the film is close to transcendence, defying time, space and gravity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Spider is a difficult film, but an inspired one, the movie equivalent of eating a meal of artfully prepared eel or sea urchin. It's for those with adventurous tastes and no fear of squishy textures.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Ryan may not be admirable, but Clooney makes him relatable. It's his deepest and nakedest performance.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    It does a masterful job of capturing a specific time and place while reminding us how timeless the abortion dialogue is.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A film of haunting eloquence and justifiable fury.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    With Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Tim Burton gives new meaning to the term "director's cut."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    It's a coming-of-age story - blunt, mythic, gut-wrenching.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Whatever number it is chronologically on the P&P parade, Wright's film ranks first in verve. Quite simply, it is the essential P&P.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Insightful, funny-sad memoir of divorce, intellectual style and emotional rebirth.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The results are exhilarating, thrilling, and extend the wingspan.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    After Clooney, who gives a sterling performance as a tarnished figure, the standout performance belongs to Wilkinson, a geyser of manic eloquence. Also quite fine are Swinton and Sydney Pollack.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Jonathan Demme's superb rule-bending, heartrending and family-mending drama - ends with a wedding, it resists conventions as brazenly as does the bride's sister.
    • 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.

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