Carrie Rickey

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For 1,229 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 6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Everlasting Moments
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1229 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    McNamara, a robust conversationalist, is so lively that he bursts out of what is essentially a talking-head documentary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Vibrant and vivacious documentary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A deceptively simple movie with a deeply felt message.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A riveting remake of a pretty terrific 1957 western about manhood, fatherhood and honor.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Davis does the most thorough job of capturing Basquiat, man, artist, and life force.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A beguiling and subversively funny entertainment that considers art's worth from many angles, including that of guerrilla painters, gallerists, and seasoned collectors.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    This white-knuckle adventure is a literal and metaphoric cliff-hanger that gets a spectacular foothold on an unforgiving mountain.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Bar-Lev tells Tillman's story "Rashomon"-style, incorporating multiple perspectives on Tillman's politics (left-liberal), religion (atheist), and personal relations (he married Marie, his first and only girlfriend). Still, it is a documentary with more details of how he died than how he lived.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Burshtein keeps the camera tight on the faces of her actors in a way that succeeds at making visible the invisible heat between the characters. The film's chaste eroticism and the community's deep respect for Shira's emotional and spiritual growth keep the audience in thrall.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Lucid, concise and devastating account of what went wrong in Iraq, patiently counts those 500 ways.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Even if you don't give a shiitake mushroom about food, there's much to savor in this lively comedy with dramatic aftertastes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Exhilarating, exuberant and drolly funny.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Andre Techine creates living characters instead of sociopolitical symbols.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    A macabre mystery for children and a cautionary tale for their folks, Coraline is a yarn - twisty, knotty, taut - about a perennially bored girl whose parents are too preoccupied with work to pay her much mind.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Vibrates with exuberance and erudition.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Bielinsky's movie builds like a poker game in which the players, having invested everything, cannot afford to fold.

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