Carrie Rickey

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For 1,237 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 5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1237 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    A groaningly awful romantic comedy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    It would seem that Allen and screenwriters John Quaintance and Jessica Bendinger couldn't decide between making a movie about the summer that 'tweens become teens or "Scenes From a Mal"l for the MTV set.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    If all you ask of a movie is that it have scenic stars and some scenery (here the Sierras of California substitute for the Rockies of Wyoming), then Flicka is adequate. Me, I expected some conflict, some resolution, and a horse that took me on a wild ride. This one really never gets out of the gate.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Perfect Stranger is the Egg MacGuffin of whodunits, a cheesy affair that casts so many baited lures that they tangle each other and don't hook you.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    An abhorrent cyberthriller starring a compelling Diane Lane.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    No doubt conceived as an underwater version of "National Treasure," Andy Tennant's film plays like a Three Stooges movie with scuba gear.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Tedious, ludicrous and harmless glimpse of the dawn of civilization.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Judah Friedlander and Lindsay Lohan are striking, respectively, as a Lennon paparazzo and a fan creeped out by Chapman.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    A generic oven-stuffer that wants to be a stocking-stuffer, is a turkey, despite the foil wrapping and some artfully deployed tinsel.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Like moussed hair and inverted-pyramid shoulder pads, this sloppy, sloppy slapstick is an artifact from the 1980s.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Screenwriters Nicole Eastman and the "Blonde" team of Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith provide dialogue that has the propriety of the locker room.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Michael Lembeck directs with the subtlety of a sledgehammer, pounding every joke and cliche until they are flat, flat, flat.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Tennant aims for a contemporary version of "The Thin Man," wedding the banter of sparring spouses with sleuth work. To say that he falls short of the mark is understatement.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    As an account of how for-profit big business literally rips a consumer's heart out, Repo Men is too graphic for me.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Hiring this sensitive fantasist (Gondry) to make the superhero saga The Green Hornet is like hiring satirist John Waters to make "Rambo." Hard to think of a more mystifying mismatch of filmmaker and material.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    A case of when bad scripts happen to good actors. Given its similarities to a bygone sitcom, one might call it "Friends" without benefits.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    Here is a movie with everything going for it and nothing working.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    What has Campbell wrought? An intermittently amusing, interminable affair that for sheer ugliness and a scenery-chewing performance by Peter Sarsgaard has a certain Camp appeal.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    It fails as a gripping home-invasion thriller.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Carrie Rickey
    This saga of a former soccer star coaching his son's team in order to worm his way back into the heart of his ex-wife aims to be warm and funny. Alas, it is mechanical and exhausting, like a windup toy of a monkey crashing together cymbals for 106 minutes while incrementally winding down.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    The unintentional effect of movies like Bless the Child is that they are enough to make agnostics out of true believers.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Nothing wrong with the syrupy romance Here on Earth that a megadose of insulin couldn't fix.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Rarely has sex on screen been so aggressively anti-erotic.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    A stunt that fails.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    I laughed once.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    This film about a career gal's date with fate careers out of control.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    As a western, American Outlaws is an utter failure. As the basis of a "Mad TV" parody, it is an unintentional hoot.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Proves a theory first advanced in the movie "Repo Man": The more you drive, the stupider you get.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    "Zis is not verking! Zee glitter cannot overpower zee artist!" That, in a sentence, sums up what is wrong with this picture.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    While "Boogie Nights" was a dirge for the death of pleasure (which coincided with the death of the porn-film industry), Wonderland is death warmed over. Literally.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    It pains me to tell you, But really, it's true: The Cat in the Hat Is a piece of dog doo.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Those who want something more substantial from a movie than a vid-game script with centerfold appeal will not find it in this noisy, bone-crushing survivalist flick inspired by the Game Cube diversion.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Tedious and incoherent thriller.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Both the sex and the battle sequences here look like football plays drawn by an NFL coach and shot by the wide receiver's mother. Usually, even when I don't like a Stone film I admire its frenzied energy, but the editing here is as lethargic as the compositions are perfunctory.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Hostage may well be the first action flick cited both for child abuse and audience abuse. In a singularly sadistic and degrading way it has something to offend everyone.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Alas, this joyless affair doesn't have a clou.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Aja's stomach-churning remake (produced by Craven) follows the original with frightening fidelity, amping up the barbarity from a nine (on the 1-10 scale) to a 12.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    RV
    I would have told you that its title refers to recreational vehicle. Having seen it, I now know the initials stand for reeking vulgarity.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Happily N'Ever After carjacks "Cinderella" and puts her wicked stepmother behind the wheel.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    The wrestler carries himself with decency and without self-seriousness, the qualities that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a star. Austin deserves better material than this. So do we.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Hot Rod never establishes its own personality.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Sappy script. Cheesy supernaturalism. Tired satire.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Though Hilton may be a model, if her work in Hottie is any indication, she is no actress.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    An inert comedy starring Kristen Bell as a workaholic unlucky in love, When in Rome is a rom-bomb.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    An unlikable and excruciatingly unfunny comedy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Carrie Rickey
    Mighty Joe Young is a movie only an 8-year-old could love. How cheesy is it? Well, it leaves the ooze of Velveeta in its wake. [25 Dec 1998, p.4]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 30 Metascore
    • 12 Carrie Rickey
    Six guys and a gal who flatline on arrival. Easily the lamest action-adventure fantasy since “Wild Wild West.”
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Carrie Rickey
    So bad you're nostalgic for "Gigli." So painful you need an epidural. So mindless you'll lose yours wondering, "What were they thinking?"
    • 46 Metascore
    • 0 Carrie Rickey
    With its first-person-shooter perspective and gun-andrun narrative, this one’s for the PlayStation crowd. It’s not a movie. It’s an adrenaline pump and purveyor of raw carnage.

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