Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
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  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Oct 17, 2013
    38
    The new Carrie is a thoroughly dispiriting remake — “retread” is the appropriate word — that could have been directed by any proficient Hollywood hack.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Oct 20, 2013
    30
    Why did these talented folks decide to take on Carrie when they had nothing innovative to bring to it and, by refrying the same blood sausage, risked invidious comparison to the original? To put it another way: If the most modest expectations cannot be met, indeed must be crushed, then What Is Life?
  3. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Oct 17, 2013
    25
    Hollywood’s ongoing campaign to remake every horror movie of the 1970s and ’80s has finally caught up with the Stephen King-Brian De Palma classic “Carrie,’’ and the results are distressingly anemic, pig blood and all.
  4. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Oct 17, 2013
    25
    When the end comes, and the suggestion of a sequel is left faintly lingering (though not in the way you’re expecting), weariness descends on just how unimaginative Carrie is and how easily it settles for the expected, rather than striving to be excitingly refreshing.
  5. Reviewed by: Eric Henderson
    Oct 17, 2013
    25
    In focusing on predominately kid-gloves portrayals of her teen players, Kimberly Peirce never properly addresses the machinery behind their doom, which is why the film is relentlessly lifeless when it's not literally ripping off De Palma shot-for-shot.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 292 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 113
  2. Negative: 34 out of 113
  1. Oct 19, 2013
    10
    I already knew that critics would be bashing this since it's a remake but this movie was great! Your feel the emotion and pain of CarrieI already knew that critics would be bashing this since it's a remake but this movie was great! Your feel the emotion and pain of Carrie throughout the movie and then she snaps and when she does it is intense I loved it! The only thing negative was that by the end I loved the intensity so much that I was craving for more! All in all a 10 out of 10! Full Review »
  2. Oct 20, 2013
    5
    It's a movie of two parts the first, which includes everything up to the prom "bucket" sequence, is really pretty good. The only weakIt's a movie of two parts the first, which includes everything up to the prom "bucket" sequence, is really pretty good. The only weak element for me was Julianne Moore's character. I generally love Moore, but this role is one dimensional and weak. But again, the first part is similar to so many other movies of this type Some Kind of Wonderful, etc. But the revenge sequence at the prom and following was just entirely crappy, boring, and stupid. Sure, she had to get some kind of revenge, but it could have been SO much more creative. Full Review »
  3. Oct 18, 2013
    10
    this movie is amazing one of the best remakes q is an fact as it has a great performance moretz julian moore and a great special effects,this movie is amazing one of the best remakes q is an fact as it has a great performance moretz julian moore and a great special effects, great direction and modern twist King's novel needed Full Review »