Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Written and directed by a brilliant screen artist at the peak of his powers, it's an utterly original comedy-drama.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 3, 2012
    I like this movie because sissy spacek is in it she is a very good actress !!! Why A Carrie Remake, in God's name?!!!! It's a perfect film! Brian de Palma filmed it perfectly, Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie are absolutely perfect ,they both got Oscar nominations out of it, for God sake! Full Review »
  2. ArmondA.
    Aug 31, 2005
    Everyone who saw this film and enjoyed it seems to have seen his own personal piece of cinema. While the individual elements are highly distinctive, enabling its enthusiasts to know that they are indeed discussing the same movie, I believe that NOBODY knows what "it" is about, including the people who made it. Yet after 30 years the film remains a very good work of art that says what it says in exactly the way that it says it. We accept that paintings, poems, and piano concertos inform and move us in ways that do not translate into prose essays. But if you must have proof that this is more than an exercise in film-school experimentalism, the performances of the Three Women who star are just superb, giving us precisely drawn people who take up permanent residence in your own life history. Full Review »
  3. May 2, 2013
    A dreamlike film with no pat ending. This is Robert Altman's best film and a showcase for both Sissy Spacek and Shelley Duvall, who are amazing in this hypnotic example of 70'S cinema at its best. Full Review »