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

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Lost in Translation
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,226 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Whatever our misfortune, The Kite Runner says, sometimes we are fortunate enough to get a second chance to make amends for a first mistake.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A triumph. Unapologetically old-school, in both the literal and metaphorical meanings of the term, Debaters overlays the story of social underdogs onto the familiar template of the stand-and-deliver saga, the staple of sports inspirationals like "Rocky," "Invincible" and "The Karate Kid."
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    First-time filmmaker Kolirin paces his can-we-all-just-get-along? parable as if it were a silent comedy, which for long stretches it is. This movie about musicians has no soundtrack. Its musical moments are few, but potent.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Moviegoers of a certain age may feel as though they are watching a lost Bertolucci film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Stop-Loss carries the emotional force and propulsive drama of the quintessential soldier's story.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Vibrant and vivacious documentary.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Through Herzog's eyes it is a desolate, strangely beautiful frozen Edenish hell where the planet, having shaken out its pockets, lets the loners, fanatics and cosmologist-crackpots fall to bottom.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The result is a movie about the many forms of social and sexual abuse that does not make the abusee a victim but victor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    An extraordinary work in three movements about the Sasakis, a seemingly ordinary family. In this unpredictable work, the clan implodes, explodes, and glues itself back together.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    All in all, this phenomenal film illustrates Alexis de Tocqueville's observation that "The people get the government they deserve." In both meanings of the word, Il Divo is sensational.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A chick movie for guys that zings and pings like a game of supersonic pinball.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A far more trenchant - and funnier - satire of the fame-afflicted than Woody Allen's "Celebrity."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    If there's a more passionate love story out there, then I haven't had the privilege of seeing it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Heartbreaking? Sometimes. Involving? You bet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Chunhyang is a movie — and a heroine — for all times.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Cholodenko takes us inside a bohemian hive where everyone buzzes around the Queen Bee. McDormand is superb. Likewise Bale and Nivola.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A feverish melodrama about an idealist who, in following his heart and his bishop's orders, leads himself into temptation and his parish into hypocrisy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    In this, Alfred Hitchcock's centenary year, Felicia's Journey so startlingly channels the obsessions of the late director that it might be the greatest Hitchcock movie the master of suspense never made.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A superb film that begins with death, ends in renewal, and finds almost as much to laugh about as to cry for.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Macdonald's film brilliantly telescopes the '70s, an era when every physical action had its equal and opposite political reaction.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    What's most refreshing about Real Women Have Curves is its unforced comedy-drama and its relaxed, natural-seeming actors.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The film's recurring image is that of a butterfly fluttering around a flower, a lovely symbol of the reader drawn to a novel's nectar.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Almereyda's smart, streamlined adaptation is full of such neat little ironies.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Not only is Bossa Nova a lovely romance, but one can say, as one can about few films, that it is restorative as a vacation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Enchanted and thrilling film.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Featuring seasoned warriors reflecting on whether we can best fight violence with violence is enormously compelling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    This small story that tells the much bigger story of the New Economy's bubble and burst is less a documentary than it is breaking news.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A dynamic portrait of an artist by an artist, one as wry, audacious and erotically charged as its flamboyant subject.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    McNamara, a robust conversationalist, is so lively that he bursts out of what is essentially a talking-head documentary.