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 7.1 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 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,227 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Piercingly funny and unexpectedly moving account of that odd couple, Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) and HRH Elizabeth II (majestic Helen Mirren) and their back-channels affair.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    The film's climax involves a father and son reunion that is tense, tragic and, finally, as transcendent as Mohammad himself.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    For two hours I felt like a kitten chasing an elusive ball of catnip that remained just beyond my paw.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    A movie like Everlasting Moments comes along maybe once in a decade.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Sunnier and sillier than most of Allen's recent work, makes its belly laughs heartwarming. It's a most winning movie about losers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    A knockout...So feverish is Fight Club...that thermometer contact might make mercury shatter.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    An elusive and profoundly moving essay about the stages of amour and of age. Like the best of Godard's movies -- and I haven't been sucked into one since "Passion" (1982) -- it is visually ravishing, penetrating, impenetrable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    There is nothing sentimental or picturesque about the performances or imagery. The word that best describes both is elemental.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    This is the breakthrough work of one of world cinema's most visionary artists.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Isn't like the classic Japanese drama "Rashomon," which suggested that one person's perspective of an event gave him a different truth from the person standing elsewhere.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    While its careful pace and seemingly opaque story may not satisfy every moviegoer's appetite, the film's final scene is soaringly, transparently moving.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Apart from its intriguing religious implications, the film is also a compelling look at the family, community and congregational pillars that support Lior.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A rocking, rollicking crowd-pleaser.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A human-scale comedy that reaches across generations to tickle, connect and embrace.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Shrek 2 is a dream, a sequel as exhilarating and riotously funny as 2001's top-grossing original.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    So incrementally does Eastwood's film build toward what seems like an inevitable resolution that when it concludes, you're sucker-punched. You haven't been watching a police procedural, but a Greek tragedy. You haven't been watching a drama about the catharsis of vigilantism, but sitting vigil for a community diminished, and permanently damaged, by violence.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A boisterous and improbably entertaining action comedy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A heartbreaking elegy to mature love that honors the lovers and the long, neurodegenerative tango that is their last.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    To the extent that movies bear the residue of their filmmakers' autobiographies, I found The Pianist particularly compelling.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    An unnerving and astonishing thriller.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Like this diabolically designed weapon of war, Tanovic's film is coil-sprung to explode on the unsuspecting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Heartbreaking? Sometimes. Involving? You bet.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Boasts rich texture, sly vision and rueful humor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The imagery is uniquely that of Oshii, who deserves a place in the pantheon of visual artists.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Where Denys Arcand's delightful 1986 comedy "The Decline of the American Empire" celebrated the good life, his profoundly funny sequel The Barbarian Invasions heartily toasts the good death.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The result is a film that deeply engages us on multiple levels. Not only do we wonder what Maisie knows and how she knows it, we want to get this seedling to a place where she won't have to be transplanted every day.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Featuring seasoned warriors reflecting on whether we can best fight violence with violence is enormously compelling.

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