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 Up
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1,226 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Searing and hypnotic docudrama.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Blessed are the Pythons for making holy wit of the Holy Writ.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Sobering and wildly entertaining.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    As a character assassin, Moore fails, because you can't kill anyone with contempt and sarcasm. And as an independent counsel prosecuting Bush for bamboozling America, Moore likewise misses his mark because many of the exhibits he offers as evidence are emotional rather than factual.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    I also like that when Our Hero starts swinging from skyscrapers, he's not just emulating Tarzan, but is working out the Newtonian physics of action and reaction.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This intelligent, postmodern biography from director Irwin Winkler and screenwriter Jay Cocks uses Porter's songs, by turns haunting and hilarious, to decode and reconstruct a life hinted at in the familiar words and music.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This soulful tale of a teenage underachiever who exhibits flashes of genius is a surprise on the order of wandering the movie desert and finding the Garden of Eden.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For its first two acts this flashy vehicle is an anodized titanium streamline baby. Then comes a robot rumble that brings the action to a crashing halt.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The best performances are those of Portman and the resourceful Peter Sarsgaard (Shattered Glass) as Mark.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A third-generation performer, this daughter of actor-director Ron Howard makes a stunning feature debut.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Fry's film has the frantic energy and kaleidoscopic style of Waugh's feverish prose.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's a gently provocative film diary about tobacco and its mixed legacy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Apart from Luna's exquisitely subtle performance, Criminal's strongest suit is the so-artless-it's-artful cinematography by Chris Menges, which gives the impression of being shot by a fly on the wall. Similarly, Alex Wurman's jazz-infused score contributes to the improvisational atmosphere.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The story is as basic as a peasant meal - and just as hearty.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The new film compensates with Gere's wry performance as a man who lacks for nothing material but hungers for something spiritual. Even better is Stanley Tucci's delirious turn as Gere's balding, button-down colleague.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In the hands of a less talented filmmaker, The Machinist would have felt like a stunt. But Anderson, with a terrific assist from Bale, makes his character's plight achingly physical.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It mostly is a triumph of stagecraft and speaker-blowing freestyling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The trippy creation of onetime marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg, SpongeBob is a cockeyed optimist toiling at the bottom of the fast-food chain.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Like a piece of music, Godard structures his film in three movements.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Scorsese's most accomplished, most disciplined movie since GoodFellas. His most gorgeous, too, with the peaches'n'strawberries'n'cream palette of early Technicolor films.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A pessimistic chronicle that even optimistic 8-year-olds can love.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    While Weitz's story is diverting, the performances cut deeper than the film.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A spare document featuring one talking head. But what a talking head and what a story!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Director Jean-Pierre Denis doesn't explore psychological motives, which are, finally, unknowable. What he accomplishes in his chilling, unnerving film is a double portrait of two young women whose lives were as claustrophic, suffocating and chilly as the attics to which they were inevitably consigned.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    An unexpectedly moving family portrait of cousins we didn't know we had.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A slaphappy, slapdash type of affair familiar to fans of Cheech & Chong and Pauly Shore. It's your basic object lesson in why marijuana is called dope.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Stunning, beautifully observed character study.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's fair to say that Coach Carter is more an education film than it is a sports movie.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Like most great comedies, Hitch confects a sweetly appealing fantasy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In the end, Bellocchio suggests in this spiritual thriller that perhaps faith is the dream from which we do not awaken.