Carrie Rickey
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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 7.4 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 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,226 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's a film about dumbing down that has the effect of wising up its audience.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Probably better than anyone else working today, Donaldson knows how to knit a thriller. Each time you think this taut yarn is about to unravel, that's when he pulls the wool over your eyes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Each actor is unusually watchful and wily, and their actorly competition underscores the one-upmanship of their characters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Remarkably poignant (and pungent) when it comes to child psychology.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    There are three action sequences here so delightful, so hilariously deploying an old tool for a new use, that they prompt smiles long after I saw the film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Yummy and weightless.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's indescribable fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    At its best it is one of the most dynamic movies from a most dynamic filmmaker, now 76.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In her byplay with Clooney, Roberts only occasionally strikes a spark. Clooney, on the other hand, generates heat.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    At its best, the film's visual dazzle equals the tasty wordplay of the novel. But it is overlong, overscored, and curiously misshapen.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Stronger on character than on story, the film version of Janet Fitch's best-seller is shaped and propelled by the astonishing performance of Alison Lohman.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    An altogether enjoyable ride.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    I don't think that a woman behind the camera necessarily affects the tenor of what is on screen, but never before have I seen a men-of-war film more notable for its psychology than its spectacle.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Refreshingly subversive.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It is a challenging film, if not always a narratively cohesive one.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A diverting comedy that in its last act becomes unusually sober. While the film both explicitly and implicitly pays tribute to Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," the upshift from irreverent slapstick to reverent sermonette is extremely abrupt.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    All of the elements that made The Matrix a mass-cult phenom -- breathtaking physical gymnastics wedded to the brain-cramping mental and spiritual kind -- resurface in Reloaded.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Exceptionally funny, unexpectedly tender, and lewder than a teenage boy's dreams.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's wholesome as a glass of milk, and as refreshing.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For its first hour, it's a delightful cloak-and-dagger comedy starring a brave Beagle James Bond and a depraved Persian Dr. Evil.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    By turns wry, rueful and explosively funny.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The scenery is majestic, the goats adorable, the characters alternately gruff and tender. Like the best storytellers, Carion delays vital information about his characters that makes their dynamic increasingly interesting.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Mendes nonetheless works this screenplay like a jazz virtuoso plays with a familiar theme such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A feast for the eyes and ears as its story is a banquet for the heart.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's got one of the best kisses in movie history: Spidey, hanging upside down, delivers an open-mouth smooch to Mary Jane, a lip-lock for the ages.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Ain't no mountain high enough to keep the Funk Brothers from getting to you.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Has the confessional intimacy of a video diary and performances to match, particularly those of Kyra Sedgwick and Parker Posey.