Carrie Rickey
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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 7.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Y Tu Mamá También
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,226 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Corinne's journey begins with an act of blind faith. The movie ends, but you have a palpable sense that the journey does not.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Rees tells Alike's story in vignettes that are sometimes slapstick, sometimes heartbreaking, always tender.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The mosaic of cases and caseworkers is like a season of "The Wire" distilled into two hours.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    It's hard to know whether this is a function of the sympathetic screenplay or of Krieger's sympathetic direction - or both - but Celeste and Jesse are endearing even when they do unsympathetic things.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    DuVernay, a low-key director sparing in her use of emotion and music, has made an existential drama that is European in its feel.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    The result is a film that deeply engages us on multiple levels. Not only do we wonder what Maisie knows and how she knows it, we want to get this seedling to a place where she won't have to be transplanted every day.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Andre Techine creates living characters instead of sociopolitical symbols.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Sweet. The pun is unavoidable. It's the only adjective that fully captures the flavor of the romantic comedy Brown Sugar.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Ranging in age from 30 to 96, the Berlevag men clearly enjoy being on camera and are unusually candid about their various pasts as Casanovas and hashish addicts.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    While the impulse for his concert may have been confession and atonement, the cumulative effect is one of a guy struggling mightily to reconcile his divided self.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A witty, winning inversion of the famous Arthur Miller play.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The plot is canny, but it would be little more than an ingenious springloaded device were it not for the performances by Howard and Iures.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It is understatement to say that Nicholson does some of the finest work of his career here, easily equaling "The Shining" for gargoyle monstrousness and "As Good as It Gets" for tortured humanism.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A snappily fun Mantrap Movie, as films about husband-hunting gals are known, is that rare hybrid of romantic comedy and Super Bowl.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The performances in Girl, Interrupted resonate, but the movie does not.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Shaft is still enormously involving. It's popcorn, but very fresh.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Hate, love, bigotry, empathy and chance are the uninvited guests at Monster's Ball.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Ali
    While Smith gets into Ali's head and under his skin, the movie around him has more footwork than punch.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Although rough, it's a gem.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A story with a beginning and end but without a middle. Two slices of bread without the sandwich meat, I wrote in my notes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    As adorable and predictable a film as the Helen Fielding best-seller that inspired it.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For the first half-hour I, too, demurred. And then the irresistible force that is Hugh Jackman -- or was it his swoony Leopold? -- swept me off my seat and into the movie.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    So suggestively atmospheric is Amelia Vincent's cinematography and Robin Standefer's art direction that mood -- and of course Jackson's performance -- sustains the movie.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Enormously satisfying.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A jazzy, immensely absorbing thriller.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Roos introduces the possibility that perhaps two partials add up to the whole truth, and in so doing creates a provocative love story that sticks with you long after the credits roll.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    So profoundly does The Third Miracle live up to its title that Agnieszka Holland's exceptional meditation upon a priest's crisis of faith might win the endorsement of archdiocese and agnostic alike.