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 Rape of Europa
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,226 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    A knockout...So feverish is Fight Club...that thermometer contact might make mercury shatter.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    This year's must-see film.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    A movie with the sweet soul of "Toy Story" and the boisterous spirit of "Spy Kids."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Under Hooper's deft direction, it packs the suspense of a thriller.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    As lovingly written as it is beautifully rendered.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The result is more exciting than the last four ST pictures put together, more fun than a barrel of Tribbles, and the most satisfying action-adventure since last year's "Iron Man."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Disarming and unexpectedly poignant, An Education contrasts the knowledge learned in school with that learned from life.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Set exactly a century ago, The Last Station is a droll tragicomedy starring those battling Tolstoys, whose family is unhappy in its own way.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The film billed as the first Disney animation to boast an African American "princess" is really about a resourceful bootstrapper in New Orleans, a young woman allergic to the fairy-tale pap spoon-fed to young girls.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    You watch a Miyazaki film with the pie-eyed, gape-mouthed awe of a child being read the most fantastic story and suddenly transported to places previously beyond the limits of imagination. It's quite a trip.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    French movies are not so neatly resolved. In fact, the point of many French movies, such as this provocative one from director Laurent Cantet, is that some problems don't have satisfying solutions - or resolutions.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Lucid, concise and devastating account of what went wrong in Iraq, patiently counts those 500 ways.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The film is more than laborious eye-blinking - it's also dazzling visually, its potent imagery conjured by cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. But finally, Diving Bell is about something imperceptible: consciousness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A macabre mystery for children and a cautionary tale for their folks, Coraline is a yarn - twisty, knotty, taut - about a perennially bored girl whose parents are too preoccupied with work to pay her much mind.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Even if you don't give a shiitake mushroom about food, there's much to savor in this lively comedy with dramatic aftertastes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    An eco-mentary that's as passionate and persuasive an argument for change as "An Inconvenient Truth."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Whatever number it is chronologically on the P&P parade, Wright's film ranks first in verve. Quite simply, it is the essential P&P.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    He had the fearlessness of a 104-story man and something more than a daredevil's brass.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Jonathan Demme's superb rule-bending, heartrending and family-mending drama - ends with a wedding, it resists conventions as brazenly as does the bride's sister.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Until a final conflict that more resembles a monster-truck jam than a superhero showdown, Iron Man is solid gold.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    While Gyllenhaal has playful puppy eyes and energy, his performance as Jack is a blur of mustaches, sideburns and spurs that never achieves the weight of Ledger's.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Like its heroine, the film's glib - and sometimes sidesplittingly funny - patter at first diverts viewers from its poignant insights. Happily, as Juno grows in experience and maturity, so does the film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Zodiac is a reproach both to those dedicated to unscrambling "The Da Vinci Code" and to those hooked on forensic crime shows where all the evidence leads to a tidy conclusion. That Zodiac's manhunt is inconclusive makes it all the more haunting.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A movie of absurdist humor, brutal realism and dementia.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Acting-wise, the showstopper is Jason Bateman, with a diabolically entertaining turn as a smarmy PR man remarkably free with confidential information.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    They are the only misstep in Penn's otherwise sure-footed journey to what he reveals as the heart of lightness.