Carrie Rickey

Carrie Rickey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 92% The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1998) " One of the most voluptuously beautiful films ever imagined, Munchausen naturally assumes that surrealism is preferable, that through make-believe we find the way to true beliefs. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 15, 2013
2.5/4 85% Santa Sangre (1990) " You can say this: It is never boring. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3.5/4 91% Nobody's Fool (1994) " The principal pleasure of this film directed by Robert Benton is that its characters are carefully drawn and developed rather than applied like so many decals on a two- dimensional wintry landscape. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 29, 2013
2.5/4 67% Things Never Said (2013) " The result may not be a big movie, but Things Never Said makes a big emotional impact. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3.5/4 85% The Sixth Sense (1999) " So transparent is Osment as an actor, and so rare, that the pain on his face stabs you in the heart. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 27, 2013
4/4 91% The Fly (1986) " Wildly imaginative, gut-wrenchingly scarifying and profoundly primal (not to mention funny), David Cronenberg's The Fly is a movie that whacks you in the solar plexus and leaves you gasping. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 4, 2013
3.5/4 85% The Secret Garden (1993) " This enchanted tale vividly shows how love heals and nurtures barren souls, makes them flourish like abundant Edens. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 1, 2013
3/4 89% The Bridges of Madison County (1995) " Bridges is an admirable achievement, one that probably does more to reposition its maker as someone who can carry a movie without carrying a gun than as the director/star of a Love Story for the Loving Care set. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 31, 2013
3/4 88% The Big Easy (1987) " The Big Easy is an extremely enjoyable (and well-lubricated) vehicle for two actors who aren't quite yet stars, but should be. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 31, 2013
3.5/4 83% Thelma & Louise (1991) " This unexpected delight, which travels at top speed from the doldrums to the Grand Canyon, is moreover blessed with two high-octane performances. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 30, 2013
3/4 95% Midnight Run (1988) " De Niro is nervily hilarious and Grodin nervelessly exceptional in Midnight Run, a formula buddy movie exalted to insta-classic status by their performances. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 30, 2013
4/4 98% Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) " Imagine watching cartoon characters and relating to them as if they were flesh-and-blood instead of paint-and-ink. This is the slap-happy effect of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and - please - a 24-carrot salute to director Robert Zemeckis. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 30, 2013
4/4 97% Babe (1995) " Babe is not, strictly speaking, a kid's movie. It is a preposterously funny fable that strikes a chord with adults, too. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 30, 2013
3/4 88% When Harry Met Sally (1989) " If you love vintage Woody Allen, you'll like the nouveau Rob Reiner. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 30, 2013
3.5/4 95% In the Line of Fire (1993) " Between them, director Petersen and screenwriter Jeff Maguire do a memorable job developing their characters in this story of personal and professional redemption. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 30, 2013
3/4 96% What's Love Got To Do With It? (1993) " Their nuanced performances give a spectrum of emotional shadings to a black-and-white script that casts Tina as the Beauty to Ike's unreconstructed Beast. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 29, 2013
3/4 92% Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) " Inside Terminator 2 beats a human heart. But its soul is that of a killer machine. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 29, 2013
3/4 90% No Way Out (1987) " A juicy thriller-romance bursting out of the Pentagon's arid corridors. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 29, 2013
52% The To Do List (2013) " It shows how far the teenage sex comedy has come, and how different it looks when a female writer or director is behind the camera. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 25, 2013
2.5/4 63% The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992) " The film is unusually gripping. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 10, 2013
3/4 64% A Rage in Harlem (1991) " Jazzy and jauntily funny. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 1, 2013
2/4 23% Dying Young (1991) " Will someone please, please, write a part for Julia Roberts and not be happy just to look at her? " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 1, 2013
2/4 48% Flatliners (1990) " Except for the performances by Roberts and Bacon, which occasionally redeem it, Flatliners is exasperating, a compelling concept unfulfilled. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 1, 2013
3/4 97% The Princess Bride (1987) " Patinkin, the most dazzling movie swordsman since Errol Flynn, steals the movie with his athletic grace and delivery of lines like: "My name is Inigo Montoya! Prepare to die!" " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 28, 2013
4/4 91% Stand by Me (1986) " Stand by Me is a small, quiet film that walks tall and resonates long after. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 26, 2013
3/4 80% The Untouchables (1987) " A deeply satisfying and entertaining Prohibition gang-buster directed with a Tommy gun's rat-tat-tat. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 25, 2013
3/4 74% Ghost (1990) " Given its obviously commercial aims, Ghost is remarkably appealing on a purely personal level. It is about how you deal with death. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 25, 2013
3.5/4 88% Fill the Void (2013) " [Burshtein's] subject is a woman's right to choose her spouse, and what a weighty, giddy, confusing, clarifying and, ultimately, sacred choice that is. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 14, 2013
3.5/4 87% What Maisie Knew (2013) " The result is a film that deeply engages us on multiple levels. Not only do we wonder what Maisie knows and how she knows it, we want to get this seedling to a place where she won't have to be transplanted every day. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 3, 2013
1.5/4 16% The Super Mario Bros. (1990) " Scenery rushes by, noise blares, characters pop up wearing new costumes that they couldn't possibly have had time to change into as they eluded their adversaries. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 30, 2013
0.5/4 3% Getting Even With Dad (1994) " This seems to be the work not of screenwriters but of Hollywood marketing executives who believe movies are popular because they tell audiences what they want to hear. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 28, 2013
1/4 11% Calendar Girl (1994) " Can't we just agree to let Marilyn Monroe rest in peace? " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 28, 2013
1.5/4 7% The Next Karate Kid (1994) " While the message that a girl can defend herself against the boys threatening her is a good one, it's lost in a movie where the bullies look like Mussolini's bodyguards and where Julie waits for her boyfriend and Miyagi to come to her defense. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 22, 2013
2/4 5% A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995) " It's a missed opportunity for introducing the Mortal Kombat generation to medieval combat that was really mortal. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 22, 2013
6% In the Army Now (1994) " Is In the Army Now funny? Yes, Drill Sergeant, Sir! Is it stupid? Yes, sir! Does it kill brain cells? Yes, sirree! " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 22, 2013
1/4 8% Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987) " By all evidence, to make Nerds II, it took over 1,000 people with an aggregate IQ of under 1. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 21, 2013
2/4 5% Cocktail (1988) " It may not be a megaton bomb, but Cocktail is definitely of the Molotov type. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 21, 2013
2/4 4% Problem Child (1990) " Some kids are born bad. Others achieve badness. And some have badness thrust upon them. The same can be said of movies. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 21, 2013
2/4 6% Mobsters (1991) " Slater and Dempsey bring to the film whatever shallow depth Mobsters occasionally exhibits. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 21, 2013
2/4 0% Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) " Return to the Blue Lagoon is neither campy enough to be howlingly funny nor prurient enough to be provocative. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 21, 2013
2.5/4 40% Newsies (1992) " Despite Newsies' many flaws, it's bracing to see Disney attempt a PG movie about something as meaty as labor relations. Would that every strike be resolved with so little bloodshed and so many songs. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 20, 2013
2/4 29% The House of the Spirits (1994) " How can an accomplished director take a great novel, the best actors working and the finest technicians available and make a film so... bland? It's a puzzlement. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 20, 2013
2/4 31% Square Dance (1987) " Notwithstanding a knockabout performance by Jane Alexander as a Fort Worth floozy, Square Dance is do-si-dull. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 20, 2013
3.5/4 68% The Crucible (1996) " I very much admire how Hytner... keeps the pace swift and doesn't fetishize the 17th-century decors and clothes. But I can't help feeling that in more ways than one, The Crucible is a period piece. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 17, 2013
3/4 93% Pulp Fiction (1994) " Whether you call it razzmatazz, pizazz or sizzle, Pulp Fiction's got it, enough style for a dozen movies and, truth be told, enough story for five. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 15, 2013
3/4 80% The Boxer (1997) " Day-Lewis has the ability to make the will to nonviolence look positively volcanic. And Watson, with her 200-watt incandescence, makes longing look radiant. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 14, 2013
3/4 82% Wish You Were Here (Too Much) (1987) " As Lynda, the belligerent, exhibitionist daughter of a strait-laced British shopkeeper, Lloyd is electrifying. She's a foul-mouthed Hayley Mills. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 8, 2013
3.5/4 98% The Wild Bunch (1969) " In an era when body-count films mirror the mounting body count offscreen, The Wild Bunch dissects death rather than glorifying it. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 29, 2013
3/4 80% Fight Club (1999) " Blistering, hallucinatory, often brilliant, the film by David Fincher is a combination punch of social satire and sociopathology. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 22, 2013
2.5/4 68% Trance (2013) " It's an ingeniously built automaton, sexy as hell, and devoid of a heart. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 11, 2013
3/4 72% Batman (1989) " It's an unforgivably flat ending for a movie of such astonishing contours. But its first two-thirds -- which should be called The Joker's Big Misadventure -- is probably the best film of the year. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 10, 2013
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