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 Cinderella Man
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1237 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In her clear and compelling film, Sanders lets the innocents do the talking.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Beautifully photographed by Crystel Fournier, Sciamma's film has a floaty weightlessness (as opposed to the heavyosity of "Boys Don't Cry") that neither judges nor pathologizes Laure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In her byplay with Clooney, Roberts only occasionally strikes a spark. Clooney, on the other hand, generates heat.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    He (Lee) combines the daredeviltry of Buster Keaton with the devil-may-care of Errol Flynn.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Laced with magic-realist bittersweetness.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Corinne's journey begins with an act of blind faith. The movie ends, but you have a palpable sense that the journey does not.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The film gracefully telescopes a lot of information in its brief running time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Washington blows you away. To say he gives the performance of his career is an understatement.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Vibrates with exuberance and erudition.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The dialogue is tart, and likewise the bluesy score (a departure for Disney stalwart Alan Menken, working here with City of Angels lyricist David Zippel). And it's these elements that vault Hercules into the realm of hit and myth. [27 June 1997, p.3]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    For the most part, Michael Winterbottom's well-intended film, the true story of an idealistic journalist and his gallant wife disinvites emotion by focusing on process at the expense of passion.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    As always, Freeman is a one-man charm offensive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Told in a leisurely though concise 92 minutes, Shower is a purifying and refreshing spray of hope that family and lifestyle differences can be reconciled. Lovely.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This sparrow's flight lifts the heart.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis' Lemon Tree is a lively deadpan comedy which, like his prior film "The Syrian Bride," satirizes Israel's bureaucrats while remaining sympathetic to citizens who live within and adjacent to Israel's disputed borders.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    They are the only misstep in Penn's otherwise sure-footed journey to what he reveals as the heart of lightness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Ranging in age from 30 to 96, the Berlevag men clearly enjoy being on camera and are unusually candid about their various pasts as Casanovas and hashish addicts.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    In segments such as the Reagle and Clinton interviews, where character is revealed via puzzle style, Wordplay succeeds. The film is less successful when it travels to the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    Supremacy has thrills, but without Potente's presence, it loses its soul.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The film billed as the first Disney animation to boast an African American "princess" is really about a resourceful bootstrapper in New Orleans, a young woman allergic to the fairy-tale pap spoon-fed to young girls.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A cracking police procedural from Belgian director Erik van Looy, has a jaw-dropping premise so smartly executed that if this movie weren't in Flemish I'd swear that Michael Mann had directed it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Lovely performances from McDormand, Downey and Richard Knox, who looks uncommonly like Little Richard, as a bar owner named Vernon Hardapple.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's got one of the best kisses in movie history: Spidey, hanging upside down, delivers an open-mouth smooch to Mary Jane, a lip-lock for the ages.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Apatow's film succeeds in having its virginity and losing it, too. Like "Wedding Crashers," it purges its cynicism with romanticism.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Cats is many things: a film diary of an odd-couple relationship, a profile of a forgotten man who slowly reconstructs his past, and the transcendently moving account of a man on the margins who gets reintegrated into society.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Paradoxically, the closer Mendes gets to his characters, the more remote Perdition becomes. One wishes that his film had as much heart as it does art.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The film is suffused with the generous, nonjudgmental spirit of Uncle Tomas, whose live-and-let-live attitude warms like the sun and who helps Magdalena and Carlos make the safe passage from adolescence to maturity.

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