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 Last Waltz (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1,227 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Swing Vote is messy and its targets are relatively safe. But its aim is true. And Costner's performance hits the bull's-eye.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The film is plush and passionate and graced with elegant performances. Best is that of Emma Thompson as Brideshead's matriarch, Lady Marchmain, who resembles a cross between Helen Mirren's Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Benedict.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The resulting drama is more deeply felt than it is deep. But I can't think of another film so frankly dealing with what we expect from friendship, so tenderly showing how friends can fail in one area, yet be there in another.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Delicious confection about the resilient Czech character, tastes like a bittersweet chocolate souffle, it's much more substantial than dessert.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    What's admirable about Save Me is that it grounds its religious and cultural debate not in vilifying one side but in sympathizing with both.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    So realistic are Phoebe's quicksilver emotions that at first it doesn't seem Fanning is acting at all. That helps to ground the film, which swings seamlessly from the world of grown-up expectations to that of childhood reverie and rebellion.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Was it just three years ago that Perry made his feature debut with "Diary of a Mad Black Woman?" Then his filmmaking was strictly amateur; now his sweeping pans and portentous closeups approach those of Pedro Almódovar.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    First and last, Appaloosa is the slow-but-sure story of the friendship between Virgil and Everett, one a man of action surprised by emotion, the other a man of emotion surprised by action.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    While I much liked The Duchess, this portrait feels unfinished.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Man, oh, man, much of the dialogue is so heavy, and heavy-handed, that you can see fine actors such as Derek Luke and Michael Ealy buckle under the weight. Clearly, Lee fell in love with McBride's words and couldn't bear to cut them, even when the visuals made those words redundant.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Rodanthe is a reliably steamy stormy sultry story.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The filmmakers give Latifah and Fanning room to create characters that breathe in the sweet smell of clover and breathe out the contented sigh of independence.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Graced with unusually expressive and seamless voice work by Drew Barrymore and George Lopez, the best of its kind since "Babe."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Some movies skate by fast on slick action. Others snap with crisp dialogue. Nick and Norah springs high on the bounce of its hugely likable leads, Michael Cera and Kat Dennings.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Fascinating and flawed spy thriller.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For the most part, the film's musical numbers are dynamic, propelling the story forward. The same cannot be said about Peter Barsocchini's colorless screenplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For its mesmerizing first two-thirds, Van Sant keeps the film tightly focused on his subject, superbly played by Penn and intimately shot, home-movie style, by Harris Savides. But when the director pulls back to detail Harvey Milk's fight against gay backlash, Milk gets derailed. And - dare I say it? - didactic.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    While this charmer about a canine James Bond does not pack the emotional punch of "WALL-E," it's frisky fun to see the white shepherd get a new leash on life.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This unassuming and unexpectedly moving picture set in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood is a sugarplum-and-sofrito affair centering on the Rodriguez household.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    With this film Daldry, previously the director of "Billy Elliot" and "The Hours," proves himself the screen's reigning master at showing passion thwarted or repressed.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The humans, particularly the wistful Wilson, deadpan Alan Arkin (as Grogan's editor) and Nathan Gamble, a 10-year-old who plays the eldest Grogan child, are very affecting. Aniston, who has great offbeat comic timing, doesn't quite find her rhythm here.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Here, Jews are not victims of genocide, but victors in the organized resistance against it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Both austere and garish, simultaneously dry and sentimental, tightly repressed and extravagantly expressive, bourgeois and bohemian. It's a seesaw, but Dorrie finds the balance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This sparrow's flight lifts the heart.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Handles the strained daddy/daughter bond with sufficient lightness and laughs so that fathers won't mind accompanying their spawn.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    While the movie feels shelf-worn, Efron's performance is fresh.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Adoration, Egoyan's most affecting film since "The Sweet Hereafter."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Despite its title, Outrage is calm, riveting, and provocative.