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 Rambo
Score distribution:
1,226 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    For those dazed and dazzled by surf anarchists Noll and Clark, Hamilton comes off as the sport's technocrat, but he boldly goes where no surfer has gone before.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A triumph for its director and its star.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The imagery is uniquely that of Oshii, who deserves a place in the pantheon of visual artists.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    It does a masterful job of capturing a specific time and place while reminding us how timeless the abortion dialogue is.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A masterful epic charting love's labyrinths.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A pepperpot bubbling with pungent insights and sharp wit, Spanglish is about how people, like cultures, are more alike than not.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A gut-punch of a drama.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Collins and Pacino plumb the depths of acting, of Shakespeare, of the difference between law and justice.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Almereyda's smart, streamlined adaptation is full of such neat little ironies.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.