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  • Summary: Sequel to the 1976 horror thriller, Carrie 2 is a supernatural thriller about a teenage loner whose telekinetic powers awaken when she becomes the focus of a cruel high school joke. (MGM)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21
  1. 90
    A smart, realist drama -- I wouldn't be surprised if this one winds up on my 10-best list for '99.
  2. Emily Bergl plays the misfit heroine -- pale Goth grrrl Rachel Lang -- with a nicely sulky empathy, equal parts hurt and hope.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    Uninspired Update, Unintentional Laughs.
  5. 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.
  6. 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]
  7. Only reason to watch this: the grisly reward Irving receives for being in this picture.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. JakeH.
    Feb 7, 2008
    Ok this film is basically a remake but it brings forward the ideas of past generations into the now was presently surprised by this film would have liked a bit more fresh material but the again don't fix what isn't broken also star Emily Bergl manages to easily portray her character and would have liked it to have delved deeper into the troubled Rachel White as This actress has the skills and talent to handle a role like this. Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2014
    I really liked this movie. It brought a new spin from the original while still maintaining the essence of a revenge movie. Both films were very enjoyable and I got what I asked for in a sequel, a lot of the same with a new coat of paint. If you loved the first one and are hoping for something completely different you will be disappointed. Expand
  3. Oct 22, 2012
    There is nothing worse than watching a bad movie while being constantly reminded of a great one , Wait for another Carrie movie this is the 4th movie Carrie 2013 , The Carrie 2013 is gonna be the same as Carrie 2002. Collapse
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    Bottom Line: Irrelevant to the classic, a good one for even Carrie fans to skip.

  5. Oct 18, 2013
    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 they make another remake movie of Carrie in 4 years Expand

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