Carrie Rickey

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For 1,237 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 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1237 movie reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    An unlikable and excruciatingly unfunny comedy.
    • 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.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 28 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    Cheesy and loads of fun.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Like most Lee films, She Hate Me is gasp-worthy, with something to offend everyone. I will not say that I liked it. I will say that like "Bamboozled," it exasperates and resonates.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    This mostly vulgar, but never explicit, comedy resolves itself surprisingly, revealing depth just when you think it's going to continue its skip across the shallows. In other words, Just Married might not be good, but it's just good enough.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Happily N'Ever After carjacks "Cinderella" and puts her wicked stepmother behind the wheel.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Speechy and preachy and just a teeny-weeny bit naughty.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    If Sweet November were a puppy, it would have rabies.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    However terrific Murray is, if Antonio Banderas, mellifluous voice of Puss-in-Boots in "Shrek 2," went paw to claw with Garfield, Puss would definitely triumph.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    This is not the plot of your typical Ice Cube movie. It does, however, combine the plots of at least three John Hughes movies.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    Sex and the City 2 is a champagne cocktail on a runaway train -- fizzy, sparkly, giddy-making, and splashing all over the place.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Here is a movie with everything going for it and nothing working.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    This is a star vehicle that stalls.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    If only I liked The Majestic half as much as I liked Carrey in it.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    The plot may be forgettable, but the execution is frantic and funny. The Spy Next Door is a movie that will bring smiles to kids - and their grandparents.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    English wrangles her talent like a virtuoso. Best is Murphy Brown herself, Candice Bergen.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Director Tim Story's film has two speeds: pedal-to-metal and screeching halt. The former is guaranteed to make the audience carsick, the latter to give it whiplash.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    The question is not whether Murphy can do anything. He can. The question is why he would want to make a movie as squirmingly unfunny as Norbit.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    The million-dollar cast doesn't make the vulgar penny-ante jokes any funnier.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Every time Problem Child gets an interesting edge, it loses it.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Because I Said So might have been sharper if it had focused on the mother/daughter relationship and didn't blunt its story with romantic comedy.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    The result is a movie that is both laugh-out-loud funny and cringe-worthily silent.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Nothing wrong with the syrupy romance Here on Earth that a megadose of insulin couldn't fix.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    A stunt that fails.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    The American public likes nothing better than a tragedy with a happy ending, William Dean Howells observed. But Marshall so cautiously downplays the tragic elements of his plot that the sweetness and light left a sour taste in my mouth.
    • 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.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    A mostly charmless affair.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    An inert comedy starring Kristen Bell as a workaholic unlucky in love, When in Rome is a rom-bomb.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    While Stealing Harvard may be a chucklehead comedy, Lee is oddly touching and funny. Mostly because, unlike Green, he's not aggressively trying to make us laugh.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    Snappily written and even more snappily directed.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Not only do they (Gere and Ryder) lack chemistry, they lack physics, zoology, botany and geology.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 24 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    Sandler nimbly steps into the role created by Cooper and makes it his nebbishy own, something that cannot be said for Ryder's attempt to rethink the Arthur part. Ryder is lovely, but perhaps too sincere an actress to play a wiseacre.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Like moussed hair and inverted-pyramid shoulder pads, this sloppy, sloppy slapstick is an artifact from the 1980s.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Verhoeven's most deeply disturbing film yet.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    Mazel tov, Adam, for having three movies released in five months. You should maybe spend more time on the next one?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    If there were a truth-in-titling law, the movie would be called "3000 Bullets to Brain Death."
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 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.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Carrie Rickey
    You haven't heard anything until you've heard "Play That Funky Music" on the accordion.
    • 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.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    It runs a fast 88 minutes, is broad as the waistlines of its stars, and is remarkably family-friendly if you don't mind bathroom humor.
    • 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?"
    • 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.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 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.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Though Hilton may be a model, if her work in Hottie is any indication, she is no actress.

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