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

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Up
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1,226 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A very curious and very entertaining mix, the Labradoodle of inspirational romantic-comedy-melodramas.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Cluttered as it is colorful, Robots is a visual delight.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A comedy as likable as its stars.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A gut-punch of a movie, a potent, mesmerizing drama.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Though I liked Love's unhurried pace and oddball digressions, its obligatory romantic-comedy resolution seemed too schematic for what had preceded it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A film that leaves cinephiles breathless and the mainstream movie maniacs scratching their heads.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Sisterhood is Stand by Me for girls, as sullen, plucky, melodramatic, exuberant, athletic, graceless, crafty, artistic, arrogant, modest, helpless and resourceful as its teenage heroines.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It is almost inevitable that Miyazaki, often compared to C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling, should have found in Diana Wynne Jones a kindred spirit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For the first 100 minutes of his 117-minute film Spielberg holds the audience in a grip of fear. When Ray and Rachel take refuge in the storm cellar of a survivalist (a miscast Tim Robbins), the director's grip relaxes only a bit, but the film never recovers from this excursion into the Gothic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Hopelessly raunchy, helplessly romantic, and wickedly, wickedly funny.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Bills itself as a comedy but unfolds as the drollest of dramas, an extended-family album for the age of abortion, adoption and donor sperm. It's a cheeky story about turning the other cheek.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's an action movie that's also an intellectual-action flick.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It succeeds as a vivid video album of the metropolis at the millennium, a lilting musical album of the varied carols Americans play and an all-too-rare depiction of what the pursuit of happiness actually looks like.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For actresses of a certain age, Jarmusch's film amounts to a full-employment act...Best are Stone, transparent in her desire, and Conroy, completely opaque.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Apatow's film succeeds in having its virginity and losing it, too. Like "Wedding Crashers," it purges its cynicism with romanticism.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The heroine of this story is the eloquent Mamie Till-Mobley, Emmett's mother, who recalls her fight to have an open-casket funeral for her son.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Once you get past that golden swag and curtain of hair, Paltrow's performance is devastating, cutting to the pith and marrow of parent-child relations. The other actors in this stagebound movie fare less well.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The movie about literature's luckiest orphan may teem with children, but it is not for them.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Startlingly original film.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The delightful G-rated film has a story line simple enough for pre-schoolers to follow and comic sensibility complex enough for adults to savor, with an emphasis on howlingly bad (by which I mean good) puns.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A rollicking, mascara-smearing, intergenerational coed crowd-pleaser. Imagine "Sex and the City" negotiating "Terms of Endearment" with "The Golden Girls."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In her clear and compelling film, Sanders lets the innocents do the talking.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Paradise Now plays like Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," but with explosives.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Bee Season is lit by human sunbeam Flora Cross as Eliza.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's a comedy that knows that no matter one's ethnicity, human foibles, follies and hopes are universal.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Goblet of Fire, fourth in the fantasy franchise, is the most fun and the most fraught with conflict.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A keen observational seriocomedy, The Syrian Bride, like "Paradise Now," suggests that all residents of the Middle East, no matter their faith or their nationality, are more alike than not.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Brazenly enjoyable, The Matador is a picaresque cocktail with a Tarantino twist. It is The Odd Couple with a buzz on.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Any resemblance between this film and "Casablanca" is purely deliberate.