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 7.3 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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Cinderella Man is not a movie about boxing, but about this boxer who personified the heart and hope of 1935.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    If we approach with sympathy and curiosity, we will be rewarded with same. And our souls, not to mention our bicycles, will soar to the heavens.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Not only is it the best documentary in a vintage season for nonfiction films (see "American Splendor," "Capturing the Friedmans," and "Spellbound"), it's also one of the best films of the year. It's as lyrical about the particulars of Kahn as it is about the universals of fathers and sons.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    It is with gravity and levity and incomparable grace that Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon -- by light years the best movie of 2000.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Spoofy and sweet... endearingly old-fashioned.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Exhilarating, edgy and wryly comic.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    The most moving aspect of this indelible documentary is that it chronicles its subjects' growth from instinctively going for the goal to deciding which goals are worth shooting for.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Lives is a best-foreign-film nominee competing in a year that at least three movies in this category are stronger than Oscar's best-picture contenders.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
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    The exhilarating film pays tribute to Buster Keaton's "The Balloonatic" by way of its slapstick, and to Hayao Miyazaki's "Howl's Moving Castle" by way of its watercolor palette and traveling domicile.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Most of all, it is the improbably entertaining story of how new media are altering the very nature of courtship and friendship.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Werner Herzog's magnificent tragedy, Grizzly Man, a Shakespearean character study that packs the sheer terror of "The Blair Witch Project."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Ryan may not be admirable, but Clooney makes him relatable. It's his deepest and nakedest performance.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Brilliant, blistering account of the many ways fame deforms a star, his family and his fans.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    This psycho-thriller, a Golden Globe winner and presumptive favorite for the foreign-film Oscar, itself is revelatory.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    A movie with the sweet soul of "Toy Story" and the boisterous spirit of "Spy Kids."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    At the film's intimate best, it gives a guitar's perspective of the troubadour. He plucks his instrument as he plays our heartstrings. It's movie and music bliss.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Profound, passionate and overflowing with incomparable beauty, Water, like the prior two films in director Deepa Mehta's "Elements" trilogy, celebrates the lives of women who resist marginalization by Indian society.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    As lovingly written as it is beautifully rendered.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Washington blows you away. To say he gives the performance of his career is an understatement.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    One of the rare rock films that produces the effect of a live concert: After each number, the audience erupts into applause.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    As irresistible as Chan is irrepressible. In a movie season in which, it seems, all the blockbusters boast wheels, it's a treat to see a movie that has legs.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Throughout the film its makers pose the question of whether saving a work of art is as important as saving a human life. The question is not answered, and perhaps ultimately unanswerable. Yet Europa movingly shows how for many, art and artifacts are living things.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Intimate as a whisper, immediate as a blush, and universal as first love, the PG-rated film positively palpitates with the sensual and spiritual.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Courageous, shattering and exceptional documentary.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    That rare thing, a Hollywood teen flick transfigured into something like pubescent scripture: In the beginning, there was lust; in the end, there is knowledge.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    A captivating cine-memoir, impressionistic and surrealistic, surveying Varda's formidable career as a still photographer, filmmaker, documentarian, and life force.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Under Hooper's deft direction, it packs the suspense of a thriller.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Persepolis, the superb film based on Satrapi's graphic memoirs of the same name, is a riveting odyssey in pictures and words. It's unlike any journal you've read or any animated movie you've seen.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    This year's must-see film.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    It is the most influential movie you've never seen, deeply affecting many artists and experimental directors who saw it on the museum circuit in 1977 and 1978.

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