Carrie Rickey
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For 1,226 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 Killer of Sheep
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1,226 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    There is so little emotionally or intellectually at stake in most popular entertainment that Goya's Ghosts, Milos Forman's challenging, compelling and wildly uneven film, shoots like a cannonball into the solar plexus. I can't remember when I've been so physically and mentally shattered.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Though it might be Moliere for Dummies, it's infinitely more fun than French director Ariane Mnouchkine's tedious 1978 film portrait, a Moliere for Smarties that ran four hours plus and, like Tirard's movie, explored the comedy of tragedy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The violence here is never in the service of spectacle, always of the story.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Haggis' earnest and eloquent film about the impact of the war in Iraq on U.S. soldiers, and by extension, their nation, is human-scaled. And as deep and harrowed as Jones' crevassed face.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The treasure of the film is the unearthing of the family bond, magically played by Douglas and Wood.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A movie about people who literally carry a lot of emotional baggage, metaphorically unpack it, and spiritually lighten their loads. By the end, I felt lighter. Which is closer to enlightenment than most movies get.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For a film about suicides, Wristcutters: A Love Story is strangely life-affirming. This film about slackers stuck in limbo between life and death is upbeat in an offbeat way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It lacks momentum, and thus the propulsion required to rocket it into the movie mythosphere.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Documents the emotional and spiritual journey of three orphans.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    At the multiplex where so many holiday movies feel regifted, This Christmas is a gift.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Some call Margot a comedy. For me, it is a tragedy impaled by comic moments.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    If Coixet's film is substantially more restrained than its explicit source material (Nicholas Meyer, himself a fine novelist and director of the second and best Star Trek film, adapted), it is no less provocative as a poetic meditation on love, sex and death.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In its first half, Honeydripper trickles. In its second, it really flows.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The film underscores the power of reading, and applying what we read to problem-solving. The story suggests that we don't really see the natural world around us, and if we did our lives, like Jared's and his siblings', would be immeasurably richer.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Because Vantage Point is really a concept movie, the actors are not much more than pawns on the chessboard: They move one square at a time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Feels both absolutely of the 1970s and absolutely fresh.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A jubilee for McDormand and jolly good fun for most everyone else.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For its intended audience, Horton's agenda is overt: Listen, be a friend, and most important - have fun!
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The parade of senators parroting the rationale for invasion - what we now know was misinformation - does not undermine Young's story. Given the private's eloquence, the flashbacks to 2002 are superfluous.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    At first glance Walter isn't a guy you want to spend two hours with. But by the end of the film, you don't want to see him go. Jenkins is like that: He sneaks up on you and steals your heart with light-fingered skill.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Like "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up," Sarah Marshall has all the ingredients of the Apatow brand. Alas, it's beginning to feel generic.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Best when skewering New Age entrepreneurs for what might be called Compassionate Capitalism. Steve Martin is sublime as Kate's boss, Barry, purveyor of organic food and Zen koans.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The structure of Lelouch's pedal-to-the-metal story commands attention and suspense. The three principals are enormously engaging, and Gérard de Battista's succulent cinematography creates the sense of actually being there.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In presenting their testimony to the jury of public opinion, Morris would seem to be building a case for absolving some of them of mistreatment charges and implicitly asking for an investigation of those who were not charged.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    As is the case with many English comedies, some of the film's slang is hard to understand. But Jennings' sprightly films proves that although England and America are countries divided by the same language, they are united by slapstick comedy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    An elaborately presented feast that will taste familiar to the 'tween and teen audience for whom it is served. The four courses are love, war, faith and humor, served in no canonical order, and sometimes, simultaneously.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The four women couldn't be better - or better matched. As always, Parker is the standout, cracking your heart and cracking you up with equal ease.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In part, the documentary answers the question of why some couples flourish and others flounder.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Trumbo, a rousing documentary as ornery, orotund and captivating as its subject (1905-1976), is an anatomy of irony.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Raunchy, raucous and riotously funny.