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 Hoop Dreams
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,227 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Kenya and Bryan are both victims of racism and also guilty of it. But the colorful mosaic of their courtship is no downer like "Crash," but rather an upbeat account of expanding social and romantic possibilities in a world where women wear the suits and men speak the language of flowers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Evocatively shot by cinematographer Lance Gewer in warm browns and reds that make Tsotsi seem all the more chilling, the film records his gradual metamorphosis from id-driven brute into empathic, if crude, care-giver.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Richard Wenk's script, taut and enjoyable, pays homage to those police procedurals, with a nod to the Brazilian hostages-on-mass-transit documentary, "Bus 174."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Carion's cri de coeur is at once a historical chronicle, an ode to the European Community, and a not-so-veiled critique of a 21st-century war.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Its portrait of an artist hungry for experience is as timely today as when it was written.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In this it succeeds. Like the Bard said, better witty foolishness than foolish wit.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Subversively funny, Stick It sees gymnastics as a microcosm of teen life.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In its final act, Akeelah is as exciting as any Final Four matchup. What it may lack in cinematic art it compensates for in abecedarian adrenaline guaranteed to pump the pulse and the spirits of viewers from 10 to 90.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Unlike the previous two films in this series, Abrams is more concerned with his hero's heart than with his hardware. The result is a pulse-racing thriller that restores the human factor to the franchise, and to its producer-star.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The fascinating aspect of the rambling and involving film is how Ralph and this no-nonsense dame who married Dad become confederates.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    An enjoyably sudsy romance starring a moody Keanu Reeves, a broody Sandra Bullock, and the titular structure - a jewel box of glass and steel perched on stilts over Lake Michigan.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Setting her (Streep) face into a mask of composure that suggests Darth Vader by way of a Kabuki actor, the most expressive of American actresses shows how power is expressed in the lack of facial and vocal expression.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    As efficient and zippy as its subject.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The film is suffused with the generous, nonjudgmental spirit of Uncle Tomas, whose live-and-let-live attitude warms like the sun and who helps Magdalena and Carlos make the safe passage from adolescence to maturity.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Core, a cinematographer who helms both camera and directorial duties here, creates a vivid sense of time and place without letting the period music, clothes or art direction intrude. The performances are likewise understated and unpretentious, especially those of Wahlberg and Kinnear.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Hugely entertaining catalog of MPAA follies.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    With the exception of one sequence, this PG-13 movie is so youth-friendly that I thought I might take my 10-year-old. But that sequence, upsetting for those of any age, makes the movie better suited for mature 12-year-olds and older.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Cinematic dynamite.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Unlike Gondry's previous features, Human Nature and Eternal Sunshine, Science lacks the sturdy armature of a Charlie Kaufman screenplay to support its eccentricities. The flood of delight in the film's first 90 minutes slowed to a trickle and, finally, a drip.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Great as Whitaker is in this juicy slab of Oscar bait, Macdonald's movie doesn't have much to offer beyond a pair of stunning performances, propulsive editing, fantastic scenery and the heartbeat rhythms of African music.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    During its two hours-plus running time, Field's movie veers from dark comedy to melodrama, not always gracefully. But tonal inconsistencies don't blunt the keenness of its satire, so sharp that I walked out with emotional razor burn.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    "Capote" is serious, deep and unadorned in the manner of the 1967 movie adaptation of the writer's true-crime novel "In Cold Blood." And Infamous boasts the high-gloss frivolity of the 1961 film version of Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Like Connery - but in different proportions - Craig is earthy and erotic, holding himself like a smoking gun.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Isaac's emotional performance as the man who learns to share the woman he loves with the God he worships is profoundly moving and gives the movie its heart.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A perfectly lovely, if uninspired, movie that suffers from following on the trotters of "Babe," the one about the piglet advocate of barnyard brotherhood.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A challenging film populated with characters who are depressed, on antidepressants, or strung out on mood-altering drugs, The Dead Girl is a downer with resonance.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The matchless Alberto Sordi - a contemporary of Peters Sellers and a progenitor of Steve Martin - stars as the buffoon Everyman, Antonio Badalamenti, a perfectly poised figure destined for the pratfall.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Peter Glenville's staging of the material is the opposite of cinematic, but the pleasure of these two extravagantly gifted actors at the top of their game - their diction! their conviction! their beauty! - is enormous.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The two generate more heart than they do heat, but that's the point. You want to see them together not just because they're adorable, but because you believe that their characters can take each other to a place neither could get to on their own.

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