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

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Beaches of Agn├Ęs
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1,227 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Solitary Man is a wafer-thin film with a river-deep, mountain-high performance from Douglas.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    What's admirable about Save Me is that it grounds its religious and cultural debate not in vilifying one side but in sympathizing with both.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    I enjoyed the spectacle of middle-aged people making spectacles of themselves.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Paradise Now plays like Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," but with explosives.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    As adorable and predictable a film as the Helen Fielding best-seller that inspired it.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In her clear and compelling film, Sanders lets the innocents do the talking.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Because the confrontations between power and powerlessness are so dramatic and because Hirschbiegel's editing is so emphatic, Das Experiment is practically over before you realize that you don't know what its point is, exactly.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Kudos to Clifton Collins Jr., who appears as a dispenser of cleaning products and common sense.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A movie as generous, stingy, and biting - and memorable - as its six main characters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Not an easy movie to watch.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A third-generation performer, this daughter of actor-director Ron Howard makes a stunning feature debut.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Like its music, the film's emotions proceed from lament to screaming screed to chorus of hope.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This eccentric fairy tale with the feel of "Our Town" has a number of remarkable performances.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Making a remarkable feature debut, Hamilton distinguishes herself more as a filmmaker than as a screenwriter. While she elicits smoldering performances from Mackie and Washington, the movie around them is rather diffuse.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Swank is no mere impersonator. Her Amelia, like Maggie in "Million Dollar Baby," is unwavering in her gaze, ambition, and drive... In Nair's evocatively art-directed (and sensationally costumed) film, Earhart comes alive.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's a film about dumbing down that has the effect of wising up its audience.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Though not blessed with a cinematic eye, Wells is a gifted storyteller who gets nuanced performances from most of his actors.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Each actor is unusually watchful and wily, and their actorly competition underscores the one-upmanship of their characters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It lacks momentum, and thus the propulsion required to rocket it into the movie mythosphere.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's also a case of art imitates life imitates art. If that makes it a tribute to a tribute to a classic, then it is no less enjoyable for that.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Kutcher and Portman have terrific screen physics, using their 12-inch height difference to considerable slapstick effect.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Although respectful of its central subject, Comedian is not worshipful. Rather, it is curious about what in Seinfeld's hard-wiring allows him to maintain his equilibrium.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Whether it is truth, fiction or, most likely, a little of each, the story Weir tells is a powerful parable of man's charge for freedom and his humbling by nature.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The takeaways of the film are horror and hope: horror that institutionalized homophobia was so pervasive, hope that that intolerance is a thing of the past.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Though not as lyrical as "The Road," which benefits from both its visual artistry and its humanist perspective, The Book of Eli employs the genre conventions of the western to make mythic its principal character.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Spider is a difficult film, but an inspired one, the movie equivalent of eating a meal of artfully prepared eel or sea urchin. It's for those with adventurous tastes and no fear of squishy textures.

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