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 Hoop Dreams
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1236 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A spare document featuring one talking head. But what a talking head and what a story!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    Their exhaustive tribute to hungry zombies, fast girls and faster cars is . . . exhausting, if intermittently entertaining.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    As irresistible as Chan is irrepressible. In a movie season in which, it seems, all the blockbusters boast wheels, it's a treat to see a movie that has legs.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Profound, passionate and overflowing with incomparable beauty, Water, like the prior two films in director Deepa Mehta's "Elements" trilogy, celebrates the lives of women who resist marginalization by Indian society.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Throughout the film its makers pose the question of whether saving a work of art is as important as saving a human life. The question is not answered, and perhaps ultimately unanswerable. Yet Europa movingly shows how for many, art and artifacts are living things.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A feast for the eyes and ears as its story is a banquet for the heart.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The Big Easy is an extremely enjoyable (and well-lubricated) vehicle for two actors who aren't quite yet stars, but should be.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A melodrama painted in the saffron-and-turmeric hues of a Bollywood musical, Broken Embraces is the Spanish filmmaker's homage to Hitchcock's "Vertigo," that moody account of obsessional love and double lives.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Pazira, whose sapphire eyes blaze through the lattice of her slate-gray burqa, isn't much of an actress, as her singsong narration attests. But when not speaking, she has a commanding presence and is an effective witness to the ravages of war.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Do you need to have seen A Chorus Line to understand or enjoy Every Little Step? I think not. This companion piece to one of America's most beloved musicals is about human longings and shortfalls.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Floats before your eyes like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. The surprise is that, fitted together, these pieces make a completed picture.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Wondrously emotional film, one that sneakily dismantles your defenses and purges grief you didn't realize you had.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A riveting remake of a pretty terrific 1957 western about manhood, fatherhood and honor.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A seven-word review: Very good performances. Much too much weather.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    For two hours I felt like a kitten chasing an elusive ball of catnip that remained just beyond my paw.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Bill Condon's screen adaptation of the 1981 Broadway sensation is, if possible, as dazzling and energizing as its source.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Exhilarating, breathless, must-see chronicle of the skateboarder revolution and evolution.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Not an easy movie to watch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Ramsay's child actors are nonprofessionals who can only express what they feel — which gives her film an unusual degree of emotional authenticity.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A story with a beginning and end but without a middle. Two slices of bread without the sandwich meat, I wrote in my notes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Side-splitting concert film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Ain't no mountain high enough to keep the Funk Brothers from getting to you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The movie trades in familiar virtual realities. Yet as realized by the gifted director Mamoru Oshii, who imagines cityscapes melting into circuit boards, Ghost in the Shell is where virtual reality meets superrealism. [9 May 1996, p.C4]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Wrenching, poignant, and quietly healing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It lacks momentum, and thus the propulsion required to rocket it into the movie mythosphere.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The film's humor comes in part from the gap between what Oliver says and what the audience sees.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Intermittently hilarious if also interminable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A film that leaves cinephiles breathless and the mainstream movie maniacs scratching their heads.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Vibrant and vivacious documentary.

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