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

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Color of Paradise
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,227 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Laced with magic-realist bittersweetness.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 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
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A high-performance low comedy, House succeeds because Martin's Peter Sanderson and Latifah's Charlene Morton each plays Henry Higgins to the other's Eliza Doolittle.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Stanford and Neuwirth are performers of such nuance that a mere glimpse of his body language and her bawdy language speak volumes about the difference between love and sex, the ideal and the real.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Though not as great as "Toy Story 2" and "Monsters, Inc.," Pixar movies that are the gold standard for family movies, Finding Nemo is visually entrancing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Melodramatic and strangely moving.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    An improbably entertaining, if overlong, adventure that brings new meaning to the term "summer camp." Doubloons! Ripped bodices! Unbuckled swash! Rum galore!
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The three (human) leads are perfection. Bridges' Howard is as breezily garrulous and glad-handing as Cooper's Smith is laconic and withdrawn. Maguire's Pollard has haunted eyes and orangey hair that makes him look like a human jack-o'-lantern, and establishes his own unique rhythm and less-is-more style.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The results are exhilarating, thrilling, and extend the wingspan.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Overall, Matchstick Men, which is based on the novel by Eric Garcia, is more memorable for Lohman's naturalistic acting and Scott's mannerist direction than it is for its O. Henry surprise.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Movie and book both are delightful, but very, very different.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Franklin has enormous fun using these varied technologies to ramp up the suspense in a movie that is the most purely entertaining thriller since "No Way Out."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This furry family comedy about a boy and his border terrier is irresistible, if not exactly in the league of "Babe."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The film equivalent of Maya Lin's Vietnam monument, that collective gravestone to the fallen, in the way it employs abstract means to quantify the loss of life and elicit a profound sense of grief.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The sequences with the melancholy Faunia are monochromatic and those with Lester perfunctory. Benton too neatly -- and too hastily -- wraps up a story that would surely exert more power if it were messy and unrushed.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Fraser and Elfman are goofily endearing even if they seem more sincere acting opposite the rabbit and the duck than they do each other.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Burton's film is an American version of the Odyssey.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Remember the name Shohreh Aghdashloo. The heartbreakingly fine Iranian actress is only a subsidiary character in House of Sand and Fog...But she is the soul of this pungent film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The story hooks us because stars Helen Mirren and Julie Walters look as fetching in woolens and Wellingtons as they do in the altogether. But it reels us in because it is about people who for so long have paid lip service to making a difference that they are profoundly altered when they actually do.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    He may be a barber, but by saving the community one strand at a time, Calvin is the heir apparent to populist banker George Bailey of "It's a Wonderful Life."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Miracle really isn't about the game. It's about the game as metaphor for united we stand.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Here, love and violence are random, everyone's a fool for love, and tomfoolery often has a shocking twist. And every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    So what if the movie isn't finger-lickin' good like the original? The performances by Hanks as a crook and Irma P. Hall as his honorable landlady are mighty tasty.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Stiles is lovely, forthright and believable, so much so that when the scene shifts back to storybook Denmark (actually shot in Prague), she grounds this fluff in recognizable reality.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Also quite fine is the film's musical score from David Byrne, as unsettling and edgy as the story.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    While 13 Going on 30 is too formulaic to sustain the delicacy of emotion that gave "Big" its appeal, it has tour-de-farce moments that made screenwriters Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa's "What Women Want" such a monster hit.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Half a century after its release, Godzilla couldn't be more current.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    When the film focuses on the Trojans, it's splendid. But when Troy attempts to sort out the competing agendas of the Greeks, it drags.