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 In Praise of Love
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,227 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This is a quiet, meticulously plotted chamber piece, not the booming, lightning-paced orchestral affair we know as the contemporary action film in the Age of Ludlum.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Like its music, the film's emotions proceed from lament to screaming screed to chorus of hope.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    An involving fantasy for beamish boys and girls - and their parents.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A triumph for Cheadle and Sandler, whose performances strew the seeds of regeneration.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A haunting neo-noir about a man told by a palmist that his karma is about to run over his dogma.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A touching, family-friendly entertainment
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Fresh, funny and perceptive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Shelly left her daughter - and her audience - a wonderful gift, this movie about the transforming effects of motherhood. Waitress shows how, in giving birth, a woman gives birth to herself - as artist and mother.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Holds the audience captive and unusually vulnerable to psycho- and viscero-terror.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This simple story of a Guy and a Girl and their music is very appealing.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Heigl, a double-dip of praline with caramel, is so beautiful that initially you don't notice her comic chops.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Overplayed by a toupeed'n'tucked Pacino, Bank is made up to resemble Hollywood mogul Robert Evans, who produced Pacino in The Godfather. It's an inside joke for outsiders. As are the many references to the Corleone family saga.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Not only are LaBeouf and Bridges terrific, but Jon Heder is hilarious as surfing fowl Chicken Joe. And Zooey Deschanel is saucy fun as penguin lifeguard Lani.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    What's not to like about a girl detective who is a good citizen and better student, a leader rather than a follower, a resourceful seamstress who won't cut her clothes to fit this year's fashions?
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's a heavy-metal opera with humor.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    There is so little emotionally or intellectually at stake in most popular entertainment that Goya's Ghosts, Milos Forman's challenging, compelling and wildly uneven film, shoots like a cannonball into the solar plexus. I can't remember when I've been so physically and mentally shattered.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Though it might be Moliere for Dummies, it's infinitely more fun than French director Ariane Mnouchkine's tedious 1978 film portrait, a Moliere for Smarties that ran four hours plus and, like Tirard's movie, explored the comedy of tragedy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's a soaring, crashing, blazing affair with pyrotechnic performances by real-life spouses Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez as Lavoe and his wife, Puchi. Like a plane disaster, it holds you in thrall of ¡ay, Dios mio! drama.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Intermittently hilarious if also interminable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The violence here is never in the service of spectacle, always of the story.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Haggis' earnest and eloquent film about the impact of the war in Iraq on U.S. soldiers, and by extension, their nation, is human-scaled. And as deep and harrowed as Jones' crevassed face.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The treasure of the film is the unearthing of the family bond, magically played by Douglas and Wood.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A movie about people who literally carry a lot of emotional baggage, metaphorically unpack it, and spiritually lighten their loads. By the end, I felt lighter. Which is closer to enlightenment than most movies get.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For a film about suicides, Wristcutters: A Love Story is strangely life-affirming. This film about slackers stuck in limbo between life and death is upbeat in an offbeat way.