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

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Social Network
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,227 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    As a director, Cassavetes is a keen observer of character and social interaction but not yet much of a visual stylist (which might also describe the improvisational dramas made by her actor/director father, John).
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The result is visually inventive, narratively edgy, and unlike anything else.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Much as I enjoyed this diversion, I couldn't help but think that The Princess and the Frog had better songs and (hand-painted) animation, and that Mulan was a ripping adventure that didn't need tweaking to qualify as an action flick.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A pleasant taste of Roman life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Few American directors drive this wedge between mind and gut as masterfully as Michael Mann.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A stylish thriller so highly strung it zings, gives us Hopkins, an actor at the top of his game, in material that's only middling.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A gentle fable about how the young boy from Zurich struggles to fit in rather than stand out, Vitus is both a cautionary tale for pushy parents and an endearing, if eccentric, empowerment fantasy for precocious children.
    • 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."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A jazzy, immensely absorbing thriller.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The film is an omnibus ride through Brighton Beach, Central Park, the West Village, and Tribeca.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Yelchin and Jones are up to the challenge of suggesting much by doing little.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    While it lacks the heart and hipness of the similar-themed Pixar odysseys, The Meltdown has the physical humor of slapstick comedy.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This provocative account of a war-weary administration that denied Surratt her right to a fair trial starts slow but builds momentum in the scenes with Wright and Evan Rachel Wood as Surratt's flinty daughter, Anna.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Rio
    Give Saldanha's film an A-plus for visuals and a B-minus for story.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Gives audiences something more than just a heart-stopping beauty to contemplate.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Rodanthe is a reliably steamy stormy sultry story.
    • 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!
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Guggenheim doesn't bring much visual style to the game. But he brings heart (and some Bruce Springsteen on the soundtrack) to the story of a lost Jersey girl redeemed by sport. Yeah, I cried. And cheered. You will too.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The film is enjoyable as a performance piece, an eminently watchable contest between two actors at the top of their games.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Heavyhearted without being heavy-handed, Corbijn's lyrical movie is about a man who has built his own cell and become his own jailer.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The unassuming performances by Krasinski and Rudolph help make this the first Mendes movie that feels lived-in rather than staged.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Jon Favreau, the actor-director who made the delightful family film "Elf," has a firm grip and a light touch with this material about bickering brothers who find a board game that zaps the family home into hyperspace.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In her byplay with Clooney, Roberts only occasionally strikes a spark. Clooney, on the other hand, generates heat.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Searing and hypnotic docudrama.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The Big Easy is an extremely enjoyable (and well-lubricated) vehicle for two actors who aren't quite yet stars, but should be.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A clever feature-length cartoon just as entertaining as the hit Nickelodeon series on which it is based.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Mendes nonetheless works this screenplay like a jazz virtuoso plays with a familiar theme such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 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.

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