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
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The three parallel love stories of daughter and dad, girlfriend and boyfriend, sister and brother, are nicely handled. Robinson is a sympathetic director of actors, allowing almost everyone their dignity. For the most part, she keeps this emotionally charged story in the schmaltz-free zone.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    While on its face, Mother and Child is about the impact of adoption, in its heart Garcia's movie reckons how consequential motherhood is in the calculus of womanhood. The fine actors show how we bond to those not related to us by blood - and also how we love. Bring Kleenex.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    If Martin Scorsese updated "The Roaring Twenties," the classic Jimmy Cagney movie about World War I vets who come home and find that the only jobs available are with gang lords and bootleggers, it would look a lot like Sean Kirkpatrick's rookie feature, Cost of a Soul.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Its surgical candor makes Forks Over Knives a little bit like a food horror movie.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Among the leads, Radcliffe alternates between playing the wet blanket and the dry wit, and Grint strikes a few sparks as his ambivalent protector. It is Watson who catches fire as the strategist and soldier of this penultimate Potter quest. Watson's so good that one wishes Rowling had built her septology around Hermione Potter.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    What threatens to be 80 minutes of hypochondria turns into an inspired travelogue of nontraditional remedies. [13 June 1997, p.03]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    With mixed results, Moore singles out those who profit from the misery of American workers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Startlingly original comedy-drama.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's wholesome as a glass of milk, and as refreshing.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A double shot of Saturday-night lowdown chased by a cheery chug of Sunday-morning uplift.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Subversively funny, Stick It sees gymnastics as a microcosm of teen life.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The treasure of the film is the unearthing of the family bond, magically played by Douglas and Wood.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The unforced performances of Courtney and Fanning are remarkable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The movie about literature's luckiest orphan may teem with children, but it is not for them.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The trippy creation of onetime marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg, SpongeBob is a cockeyed optimist toiling at the bottom of the fast-food chain.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    DuVernay has confidence in her actors that is reciprocated in kind. Richardson-Whitfield gives a remarkably empathetic performance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A disturbing and forceful drama.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Fraser and Elfman are goofily endearing even if they seem more sincere acting opposite the rabbit and the duck than they do each other.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    So what if the movie isn't finger-lickin' good like the original? The performances by Hanks as a crook and Irma P. Hall as his honorable landlady are mighty tasty.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Fugard’s classic minimalist drama comes eloquently to film.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It is a difficult and demanding movie, one that rewards the persevering moviegoer just as Pollock's difficult and demanding paintings ultimately reward the steadfast.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Fan's fly-on-the-wall perspective enables the viewer to empathize with all the players in the family drama, unlikely to have a happy ending.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    When the film focuses on the Trojans, it's splendid. But when Troy attempts to sort out the competing agendas of the Greeks, it drags.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Vintage Terry Gilliam, a pour not to all tastes but one certain to please lovers of "Time Bandits" and "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Sisterhood is Stand by Me for girls, as sullen, plucky, melodramatic, exuberant, athletic, graceless, crafty, artistic, arrogant, modest, helpless and resourceful as its teenage heroines.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The performances in Girl, Interrupted resonate, but the movie does not.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Richard Wenk's script, taut and enjoyable, pays homage to those police procedurals, with a nod to the Brazilian hostages-on-mass-transit documentary, "Bus 174."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    With Insomnia, his third feature, Nolan, 32, has proven himself a precocious master of the thriller, unsettling the audience with a brief image of blood seeping through fabric.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For those who have seen Tarkovsky's moody original, let me say that Soderbergh skims the fat from the 1972 film. What's left is a rich stew of longing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The sequences with the melancholy Faunia are monochromatic and those with Lester perfunctory. Benton too neatly -- and too hastily -- wraps up a story that would surely exert more power if it were messy and unrushed.

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