For 1,222 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 Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,222 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    I love this movie, and I love the pride, spirit and sportsmanship of the kids who represent the best of American pluck and luck.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    While it's too slight a movie for overpraise, there are such a serenity of vision and clarity of purpose to these characters that we easily are caught up in the boys' struggle to reunite mother and child.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A human-scale comedy that reaches across generations to tickle, connect and embrace.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Floats before your eyes like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. The surprise is that, fitted together, these pieces make a completed picture.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Boasts rich texture, sly vision and rueful humor.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The film has the dog-eared look of a homemade valentine and the improvised sound of '60s jazz, courtesy of a score by Mark Suozzo and a spirited soundtrack including Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar," which might be the film's anthem.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Bielinsky's movie builds like a poker game in which the players, having invested everything, cannot afford to fold.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A deceptively simple movie with a deeply felt message.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A gossamer tale about a heavy subject -- a passive creature who slowly emerges as the active author of her own life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A postfeminist valentine to the Paleolithic days of Woman Power when dinosaurs walked Manhattan in heels with matching handbags.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Like this diabolically designed weapon of war, Tanovic's film is coil-sprung to explode on the unsuspecting.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A triumph for its director and its star.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    "Shrek" is a scintilla funnier, "Toy Story 2" a hair's breadth more poignant, but "MI" is every bit as imaginative and lovable as these other contemporary animation classics.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    An unnerving and astonishing thriller.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Proves that the most local story is sometimes the most universal, the simplest tale sometimes the most complex.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    An intimate epic of infinite grace.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Almodóvar has made a powerfully moving film about men who think they want to lose themselves in their women, then are startled to realize that they're the ones who have been comatose.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    This is more than a movie: It's Almodovar's design for living.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    It's a testament to Cage's canny performance and Jonze's seamless use of special effects that you believe Charlie and Donald are two entirely different people.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Wondrously emotional film, one that sneakily dismantles your defenses and purges grief you didn't realize you had.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    To the extent that movies bear the residue of their filmmakers' autobiographies, I found The Pianist particularly compelling.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Director Manoel de Oliveira's minimalist, incomparably moving I'm Going Home ranks with John Huston's "The Dead" as one of the great works by a director at his twilight.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    It may be the first meditative action movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Shrek 2 is a dream, a sequel as exhilarating and riotously funny as 2001's top-grossing original.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The rhythms of Whale Rider are hypnotic as the ebb tide, haunting as the song of the humpback sea mammal, bracing as the ocean spray. It's a movie that rewards the patient viewer.