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 Rambo
Score distribution:
1,227 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Smart, curious and brave.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Happy Accidents is romantic perversity in reverse.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In this it succeeds. Like the Bard said, better witty foolishness than foolish wit.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It is earsplitting, crowd-pleasing, and, no doubt, 'bot-pleasing, too. If you told me I would get emotionally and viscerally involved in two machines punching the hard drives out of each other, I would tell you you were crazy. I would be wrong.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    An altogether enjoyable ride.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Besides Paquin, who delivers a once-in-a-lifetime performance as the maddeningly inconsistent Lisa, also wrenchingly fine are Jeannie Berlin as the best friend of the deceased and J. Smith-Cameron as Lisa's actress mother.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Lee distills the flavor of this transforming event and hints at how it transformed some who were there. His movie is a contact high.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This is a documentarylike film about a man who creates a castle in the air and then moves right in, the "Harold and the Purple Crayon" of the workplace.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    By turns wry, rueful and explosively funny.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Burton's film is an American version of the Odyssey.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Like a piece of music, Godard structures his film in three movements.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A film of haunting eloquence and justifiable fury.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The three (human) leads are perfection. Bridges' Howard is as breezily garrulous and glad-handing as Cooper's Smith is laconic and withdrawn. Maguire's Pollard has haunted eyes and orangey hair that makes him look like a human jack-o'-lantern, and establishes his own unique rhythm and less-is-more style.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Fresh, funny and perceptive.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Given this swoon-inducer, Summit Entertainment would be well-advised to set up fainting couches in the multiplex lobby and provide smelling salts to those who need them.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Mostly this elegant little film is a case study in the inconsistency of thoughts and feelings. Here, moralists break commandments, intellectuals act emotionally, and cynics have moments of idealism.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This seriously funny group portrait of third-generation clam diggers (and their wives and sisters) is fresh as today's catch and about as tasty. Its '70s soundtrack positively swaggers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    At times Let It Rain recalls one of those Katharine Hepburn comedies where the New Woman gets cut down to size so as not to intimidate the Old-School Men. Yet the film so likably deflates the pompous and pumps up the humble that it's hard not to like.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's a heavy-metal opera with humor.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The plot is canny, but it would be little more than an ingenious springloaded device were it not for the performances by Howard and Iures.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Few movies are as eloquent in their performances and their art direction.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's an involving journey, remarkably free of sentimentality, deepened by the performances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Seething, searing tragedy of unmannerliness.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A coming-of-age film that has the jaunty mood and egg-cream flavor of a Philip Roth memoir.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Adoration, Egoyan's most affecting film since "The Sweet Hereafter."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Ali
    While Smith gets into Ali's head and under his skin, the movie around him has more footwork than punch.

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