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 7.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Everlasting Moments
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,227 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    ILYM is the comedy that Rudd lovers have been waiting for since he first charmed us silly in "Clueless." It explores both the dweeby and heartthrobby sides of this guy whose crooked smile fails to mask his social anxiety.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    In the end, Atonement sorts truth from fiction as it delivers a shattering kick to the solar plexus.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A heartbreaking elegy to mature love that honors the lovers and the long, neurodegenerative tango that is their last.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Miller and Futterman tell their story with plain, uninflected film language, permitting the ambiguities to surface. Theirs is not the anti-capital-punishment tract of Richard Brooks' excellent 1967 film "In Cold Blood." It is a story about an accomplice to crime who lived to tell the story.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Paolo Virzi's film looks at school as the microcosm of society and at fathers too self-absorbed to be there for their daughters. He combines the themes played in "Mean Girls" and "Look at Me" and makes them vibrant.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    What begins as Lafcadia's journey into the heart of darkness ends as his pilgrimage into the light. Stunning.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Brilliantly detailed, richly painted portrait.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A cracking police procedural from Belgian director Erik van Looy, has a jaw-dropping premise so smartly executed that if this movie weren't in Flemish I'd swear that Michael Mann had directed it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Insightful, funny-sad memoir of divorce, intellectual style and emotional rebirth.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Urgent and stunning movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    What gives North Country urgency is that it's about how a man comes to understand that it's bad for him and for his community to deny his daughter privileges and prerogatives he'd grant his son.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    In refusing to pigeonhole its characters, Nine Lives is less like those L.A. road-rage melodramas "Short Cuts" and "Crash" than those all-of-us-are-interconnected dramas "Amores Perros" and "21 Grams."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The $200 million result is an irresistibly entertaining, if grandiose, saga of doomed love and directorial hubris.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Not since Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" and Malick's own "Days of Heaven" has a movie been both so breathtakingly beautiful and so narratively abstract.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    L'Enfant begins with the birth of a child, but its real concern is the moral rebirth of a man.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A disarming, funny and animated Al Gore, once a robot among presidential candidates, proves himself a rock star among environmental activists.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The script by Andrea Berloff is stunning in its simplicity and aching details.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Funny as it is fierce, breathtaking as it is life-affirming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Vibrates with exuberance and erudition.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Bill Condon's screen adaptation of the 1981 Broadway sensation is, if possible, as dazzling and energizing as its source.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Cats is many things: a film diary of an odd-couple relationship, a profile of a forgotten man who slowly reconstructs his past, and the transcendently moving account of a man on the margins who gets reintegrated into society.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Exhilarating, exuberant and drolly funny.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Bier primes us for a catfight, but she gives something tastier: a feast of reconciliation and love.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    While I liked the film's aesthetics and its futurist imaginings, its most important attraction is how it engages. Some movies massage you; others tickle you. This one jacks you into cyberspace, involving you psychically and physically.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    It is not a polemic but a plea.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    As Greene, Don Cheadle - explosive because you've never before seen this model of actorly restraint - is a one-man fireworks show in Talk to Me, Kasi Lemmons' rollicking, resonant portrait of the real-life ex-con who improbably became a civic icon.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A rocking, rollicking crowd-pleaser.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A riveting remake of a pretty terrific 1957 western about manhood, fatherhood and honor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    After Clooney, who gives a sterling performance as a tarnished figure, the standout performance belongs to Wilkinson, a geyser of manic eloquence. Also quite fine are Swinton and Sydney Pollack.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    There's a word for women like Giselle: Supercalifragilistic. Ditto her film, Enchanted.