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 7.4 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 Rambo
Score distribution:
1,227 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The film is more than laborious eye-blinking - it's also dazzling visually, its potent imagery conjured by cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. But finally, Diving Bell is about something imperceptible: consciousness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The result is more exciting than the last four ST pictures put together, more fun than a barrel of Tribbles, and the most satisfying action-adventure since last year's "Iron Man."
    • 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."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Unlike most other teen cautionary tales, Thirteen does not accuse merely one villain for the corruption of a minor.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Midnight in Paris is not a perfect movie - as in "Julie & Julia" one senses its creator's impatience to leave the bleached-out present for the colorful past. But it is warm and effortless, qualities that make it embraceable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    According to this courageous, you-are-there documentary, the platoon took enemy fire almost every day, perhaps the longest exposure to combat the U.S. has engaged in since World War II.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A chick movie for guys that zings and pings like a game of supersonic pinball.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Bier primes us for a catfight, but she gives something tastier: a feast of reconciliation and love.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Finally, a real movie!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    He had the fearlessness of a 104-story man and something more than a daredevil's brass.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Although not blessed with a cinematic eye, Yates, a sensitive director of actors, structures his movie like the final movement of a symphony. He reprises themes and characters from the previous films that swell in the epochal siege of Hogwarts and ends his films with an almost wordless coda that will wring tears even from Harry haters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Though one gets a sense there is part of the story Marks isn't telling, we do pay attention to the man behind the curtain.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Stop-Loss carries the emotional force and propulsive drama of the quintessential soldier's story.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A triumph for its director and its star.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    So authentic are the subjects, so raw their emotions.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    It all comes down to affirmation vs. denial. Leigh chooses affirmation. And the result is life-affirming.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Chunhyang is a movie — and a heroine — for all times.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    It is not a polemic but a plea.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The shaggy, whimsical characters have a primal familiarity, as though they were developed by a tag team of Maurice Sendak and Walt Disney.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Jonathan Demme's superb rule-bending, heartrending and family-mending drama - ends with a wedding, it resists conventions as brazenly as does the bride's sister.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Brilliantly detailed, richly painted portrait.

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