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 The Last Waltz (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1,226 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The movie about literature's luckiest orphan may teem with children, but it is not for them.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Startlingly original film.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The delightful G-rated film has a story line simple enough for pre-schoolers to follow and comic sensibility complex enough for adults to savor, with an emphasis on howlingly bad (by which I mean good) puns.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A rollicking, mascara-smearing, intergenerational coed crowd-pleaser. Imagine "Sex and the City" negotiating "Terms of Endearment" with "The Golden Girls."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The heroine of this story is the eloquent Mamie Till-Mobley, Emmett's mother, who recalls her fight to have an open-casket funeral for her son.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In her clear and compelling film, Sanders lets the innocents do the talking.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Paradise Now plays like Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," but with explosives.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Jon Favreau, the actor-director who made the delightful family film "Elf," has a firm grip and a light touch with this material about bickering brothers who find a board game that zaps the family home into hyperspace.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Bee Season is lit by human sunbeam Flora Cross as Eliza.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's a comedy that knows that no matter one's ethnicity, human foibles, follies and hopes are universal.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Goblet of Fire, fourth in the fantasy franchise, is the most fun and the most fraught with conflict.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    A keen observational seriocomedy, The Syrian Bride, like "Paradise Now," suggests that all residents of the Middle East, no matter their faith or their nationality, are more alike than not.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Brazenly enjoyable, The Matador is a picaresque cocktail with a Tarantino twist. It is The Odd Couple with a buzz on.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Any resemblance between this film and "Casablanca" is purely deliberate.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Kenya and Bryan are both victims of racism and also guilty of it. But the colorful mosaic of their courtship is no downer like "Crash," but rather an upbeat account of expanding social and romantic possibilities in a world where women wear the suits and men speak the language of flowers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Evocatively shot by cinematographer Lance Gewer in warm browns and reds that make Tsotsi seem all the more chilling, the film records his gradual metamorphosis from id-driven brute into empathic, if crude, care-giver.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Richard Wenk's script, taut and enjoyable, pays homage to those police procedurals, with a nod to the Brazilian hostages-on-mass-transit documentary, "Bus 174."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Carion's cri de coeur is at once a historical chronicle, an ode to the European Community, and a not-so-veiled critique of a 21st-century war.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Its portrait of an artist hungry for experience is as timely today as when it was written.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In this it succeeds. Like the Bard said, better witty foolishness than foolish wit.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    While it lacks the heart and hipness of the similar-themed Pixar odysseys, The Meltdown has the physical humor of slapstick comedy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Subversively funny, Stick It sees gymnastics as a microcosm of teen life.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In its final act, Akeelah is as exciting as any Final Four matchup. What it may lack in cinematic art it compensates for in abecedarian adrenaline guaranteed to pump the pulse and the spirits of viewers from 10 to 90.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Unlike the previous two films in this series, Abrams is more concerned with his hero's heart than with his hardware. The result is a pulse-racing thriller that restores the human factor to the franchise, and to its producer-star.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The fascinating aspect of the rambling and involving film is how Ralph and this no-nonsense dame who married Dad become confederates.
    • 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
    Setting her (Streep) face into a mask of composure that suggests Darth Vader by way of a Kabuki actor, the most expressive of American actresses shows how power is expressed in the lack of facial and vocal expression.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    As efficient and zippy as its subject.
    • 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.