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 The Rape of Europa
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
1,227 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Its deceptive simplicity makes A Better Life so emotionally profound.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    As always, Freeman is a one-man charm offensive.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It is a pleasant, undemanding movie that takes place over 18 hours on V-Day and considers Very Attractive People whose romantic destinies converge, diverge, and cloverleaf like the interstates threading through California's Southland.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Though not as lyrical as "The Road," which benefits from both its visual artistry and its humanist perspective, The Book of Eli employs the genre conventions of the western to make mythic its principal character.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Vintage Terry Gilliam, a pour not to all tastes but one certain to please lovers of "Time Bandits" and "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    You go to a Daniels movie not to be entertained, but edified. While not everyone goes to the movies for self-improvement, you will leave this one having witnessed phenomenal acting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A one-of-a-kind experience that boasts a twice-in-a-lifetime performance from Nicolas Cage. The actor has not gone this deep into the abyss since "Vampire's Kiss" (1989).
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This unsettling, shaggy, surrealistic pillow of a movie - a mixed bag more funny-strange than ha-ha.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    I enjoyed the spectacle of middle-aged people making spectacles of themselves.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A melodrama painted in the saffron-and-turmeric hues of a Bollywood musical, Broken Embraces is the Spanish filmmaker's homage to Hitchcock's "Vertigo," that moody account of obsessional love and double lives.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Whip It (which takes its name from a play in which skaters hold hands and form a human whip to propel the last skater forward) is heaven on wheels.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Given this swoon-inducer, Summit Entertainment would be well-advised to set up fainting couches in the multiplex lobby and provide smelling salts to those who need them.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Michael Jackson's This Is It looks beyond the reconstructed face and spindly body of the late King of Pop and basks in his meteoric light.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Bakula is the ideal surrogate for a perplexed audience. Similarly, Whitacre's exasperated wife, played by Melanie Lynskey, is drily funny.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The film is an omnibus ride through Brighton Beach, Central Park, the West Village, and Tribeca.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Shakespearean but overlong, The Dark Knight is two hours of heady, involving action that devolves into a mind-numbing 32-minute epilogue.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A scabrously funny look at the cutthroat game of statecraft.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    De Niro's minimalist performance has maximum emotional impact and succeeds in unifying the episodic film.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Swank is no mere impersonator. Her Amelia, like Maggie in "Million Dollar Baby," is unwavering in her gaze, ambition, and drive... In Nair's evocatively art-directed (and sensationally costumed) film, Earhart comes alive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For those who gripe that America doesn't make cars or movies like it used to, Clint Eastwood has two words for you: Gran Torino.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This simple story of a Guy and a Girl and their music is very appealing.

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