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 7.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Beaches of Agnès
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1,227 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    While at times the improvisational dialogue sounds like audio filler, the three leads are poignant and perceptive.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Overall, Matchstick Men, which is based on the novel by Eric Garcia, is more memorable for Lohman's naturalistic acting and Scott's mannerist direction than it is for its O. Henry surprise.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Steamy and sexy with a smack of sadism, the movie is a throwback to old-school Hollywood action/romance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The film is suffused with the generous, nonjudgmental spirit of Uncle Tomas, whose live-and-let-live attitude warms like the sun and who helps Magdalena and Carlos make the safe passage from adolescence to maturity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Though African Cats is G-rated, scenes of animals chowing down on other animals are not for the faint of heart or delicate of stomach. I don't think it's suitable for those under 6, and they should be prepared for real animal behavior. But it's deeply involving and primally moving.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Paradoxically, the closer Mendes gets to his characters, the more remote Perdition becomes. One wishes that his film had as much heart as it does art.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A ridiculously entertaining romp based on the graphic novels of Bryan Lee O'Malley and directed, with mash-up mastery, by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead).
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    For the most part, the film's musical numbers are dynamic, propelling the story forward. The same cannot be said about Peter Barsocchini's colorless screenplay.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Probably better than anyone else working today, Donaldson knows how to knit a thriller. Each time you think this taut yarn is about to unravel, that's when he pulls the wool over your eyes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The kung fu sequences, although enjoyable, probably would not make the Jackie Chan Top 10. However, Chan's acting is his most affecting since the 1993 policer "Crime Story."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Apatow's film succeeds in having its virginity and losing it, too. Like "Wedding Crashers," it purges its cynicism with romanticism.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Eloquently adapted from the collection of A.M. Homes stories of the same title, Troche's film derives its voltage from the way it burrows to find that the connections within -- and among -- families are very much alive.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Actresses such as Maglietta are why movies were invented: You never get tired of her mercurial personality or of her infinitely compelling face.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Exceptionally funny, unexpectedly tender, and lewder than a teenage boy's dreams.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Stunning, beautifully observed character study.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Miracle really isn't about the game. It's about the game as metaphor for united we stand.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This unsettling, shaggy, surrealistic pillow of a movie - a mixed bag more funny-strange than ha-ha.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Once you get past that golden swag and curtain of hair, Paltrow's performance is devastating, cutting to the pith and marrow of parent-child relations. The other actors in this stagebound movie fare less well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Told in a leisurely though concise 92 minutes, Shower is a purifying and refreshing spray of hope that family and lifestyle differences can be reconciled. Lovely.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Should you take the kids? Boys 8 to 11 are the target audience for this gross-out film. A better question might be, should they take the parents?
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Bills itself as a comedy but unfolds as the drollest of dramas, an extended-family album for the age of abortion, adoption and donor sperm. It's a cheeky story about turning the other cheek.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    An involving fantasy for beamish boys and girls - and their parents.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    He (Lee) combines the daredeviltry of Buster Keaton with the devil-may-care of Errol Flynn.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    While most of the talking heads, including the funny and articulate Barbara Ehrenreich (herself a breast cancer survivor), are not likely to join runs and walks for the cure, Pool shows how such events create community and sisterhood.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    This intelligent, postmodern biography from director Irwin Winkler and screenwriter Jay Cocks uses Porter's songs, by turns haunting and hilarious, to decode and reconstruct a life hinted at in the familiar words and music.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    An enjoyably sudsy romance starring a moody Keanu Reeves, a broody Sandra Bullock, and the titular structure - a jewel box of glass and steel perched on stilts over Lake Michigan.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The film underscores the power of reading, and applying what we read to problem-solving. The story suggests that we don't really see the natural world around us, and if we did our lives, like Jared's and his siblings', would be immeasurably richer.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Also quite fine is the film's musical score from David Byrne, as unsettling and edgy as the story.

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