For 1,226 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 7.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Beaches of Agn├Ęs
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1,226 movie reviews
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.