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 Lives of Others
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1,226 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A heartbreaking elegy to mature love that honors the lovers and the long, neurodegenerative tango that is their last.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A feverishly imaginative Freudian vampire film from Guy Maddin, is like a silent-movie serial by Louis Feuillade or an improbable collaboration between writer Oscar Wilde and photographer Man Ray.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Lucid, concise and devastating account of what went wrong in Iraq, patiently counts those 500 ways.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A riveting remake of a pretty terrific 1957 western about manhood, fatherhood and honor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    They are the only misstep in Penn's otherwise sure-footed journey to what he reveals as the heart of lightness.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A movie of absurdist humor, brutal realism and dementia.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Like its heroine, the film's glib - and sometimes sidesplittingly funny - patter at first diverts viewers from its poignant insights. Happily, as Juno grows in experience and maturity, so does the film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    In the end, Atonement sorts truth from fiction as it delivers a shattering kick to the solar plexus.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Until a final conflict that more resembles a monster-truck jam than a superhero showdown, Iron Man is solid gold.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    So authentic are the subjects, so raw their emotions.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    He had the fearlessness of a 104-story man and something more than a daredevil's brass.
    • 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.