The Rage: Carrie 2

Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21

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Critic Reviews

  1. 20
    Toils in high school hell and doesn't even manage to come up with one good shock.
  2. 60
    Even as you're wincing at what you thought was misguided earnestness, it's being subverted by filmmakers who've turned many of the genre's weaknesses into tiny triumphs.
  3. 50
    The original "Carrie'' worked because it was a skillful teenage drama grafted onto a horror ending. Also, of course, because De Palma and his star, Sissy Spacek, made the story convincing. The Rage: Carrie 2 is more like a shadow.
  4. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: John Petrakis
    38
    The sequel is about nothing more profound than an awkward teenager's desire for a really cute boyfriend. [12 March 1999, Friday, p.N]
  5. Emily Bergl plays the misfit heroine -- pale Goth grrrl Rachel Lang -- with a nicely sulky empathy, equal parts hurt and hope.
  6. 20
    A truly dreadful sequel.
  7. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    60
    Dares to take a different tack, taking its young people seriously in a more realistic context. If ever there was a director ready to graduate from genre films, it surely is Shea. [12 March, 1999, Calendar, p.F-6]
  8. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Jami Bernard
    50
    Carrie is back and she's all the rage.
  9. 30
    It's just a standard, mediocre horror flick that wants to be taken seriously. The creators missed the point entirely: even teenagers know that there's no audience for this type of film anymore.
  10. 50
    I have never been a fan of the original Carrie, but, despite the different slant offered by The Rage, there's not enough new material here for me to like the sequel any better.
  11. The surprise of the movie is that it actually does have a talented director and star. It doesn't begin to make up for the low quality of the story or the numerous other unfortunate elements, but it does suggest little flashes of something that, with more thought, might actually have been somewhat interesting.
  12. Does what good horror movies do: It taps into the baser emotions.
  13. Maybe there's a real use for Carrie 2 after all. Stand it up against the original, and you have a pretty good lesson in what's happened to the movies in the last couple of decades.
  14. 50
    Better than an opportunistic sequel has any right to be, but still pretty flawed.
  15. It's possible to insult even a teenager's intelligence.
  16. Uninspired Update, Unintentional Laughs.
  17. It's not a cheap rip-off -- it's a credible sequel to a horror classic, and a sad reminder that some things never change.
  18. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Susan Wloszczyna
    50
    The original was a Midol moment, this is a Prozac exercise. [12 March 1999, Life, p.8E]
  19. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    40
    As generic in every aspect as Brian De Palma's original was inventive.
  20. 90
    A smart, realist drama -- I wouldn't be surprised if this one winds up on my 10-best list for '99.
  21. Only reason to watch this: the grisly reward Irving receives for being in this picture.
User Score
3.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 150 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Oct 18, 2013
    2
    I give 2 for this movie it wasn't too bad to be a Sequel and Carrie 2013 is the same movie as Carrie 2002 Bad acting and i'm sure theyI give 2 for this movie it wasn't too bad to be a Sequel and Carrie 2013 is the same movie as Carrie 2002 Bad acting and i'm sure they make another remake movie of Carrie in 4 years Full Review »
  2. Oct 22, 2012
    4
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  3. Nov 14, 2011
    2
    Bottom Line: Irrelevant to the classic, a good one for even Carrie fans to skip.

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