Carrie Rickey

Carrie Rickey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Houston Chronicle , Philadelphia Daily News , Philadelphia Inquirer , The Dissolve
Critics' Group:
National Society of Film Critics
Total Reviews:
1257
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 151 - 200 of 1257
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 17% I Don't Know How She Does It (2011) " In describing the conflict of a woman who has it all without enjoying it all, Pearson's book had teeth. McKenna's screenplay has only a smile. But is it ever good to laugh. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 15, 2011
2/4 45% You yi tian (One Day) (2010) Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 19, 2011
2/4 36% One Day (2011) " The performances are overeager. Particularly distracting is Hathaway's accent, which is less Yorkshire than New York. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 18, 2011
2.5/4 74% The Whistleblower (2011) " Derives its strength from Rachel Weisz's intelligent performance as the real-life Bolkovac. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 18, 2011
3/4 76% The Help (2011) " Like its characters, it has its faults. But overall, it is a movie of imaginative sympathy that gets into the skin of its characters, into their hearts, and, ultimately, into ours. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 9, 2011
3/4 86% Terri (2011) " Like its title character, an obese high-school misfit who wears pajamas to school because they're comfortable, Terri grows on you. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 4, 2011
2/4 25% The Change-Up (2011) " The filmmakers are under the mistaken impression that in order for a gag to work, the audience should gag from the gross-out situation. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 4, 2011
3/4 73% Sarah's Key (2011) " Excellent performances make the movie effective. Yet the flashbacks have a depth and resonance largely absent from the modern scenes. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 28, 2011
3/4 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " A Midsummer Night's PG-13 sex comedy. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 28, 2011
2.5/4 21% Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (2011) " A story of much visual grace and, sadly, considerable narrative awkwardness. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 21, 2011
3.5/4 98% Project Nim (2011) " Nim is as unforgettable as the treatment of him is unspeakable. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 21, 2011
2.5/4 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) " From its antagonists to its art direction, everything about Johnston's movie has a been-there, seen-that familiarity. Yet Evans' clean-cut idealism and objectives make old-fashioned patriotism look fresh. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 21, 2011
3.5/4 85% A Better Life (2011) " A compassionate character study of a man modeling the values of heart, hard work, self-respect, and self-reliance to his spawn. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3.5/4 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " The movie puts a spell on you. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 13, 2011
2/4 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) " Here is a curveball for a comedy home-run. But at its best, Horrible Bosses is a blooper. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 7, 2011
2.5/4 38% Monte Carlo (2011) " For girls of a certain age (and their mothers), Monte Carlo hits the sweet spot. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 30, 2011
3/4 80% Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) " Substantially more than a vanity project if less than a three-dimensional portrait of the human stick figure with the shock of orangey hair. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 23, 2011
2.5/4 39% Cars 2 (2011) " Despite the bucktoothed charm of the truck named Mater and a plot that pays lip service to alternative fuels, the John Lasseter-directed animation does not turn the lemon into lemonade. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 23, 2011
1.5/4 26% Green Lantern (2011) " About as enjoyable as an explosion in the mold lab. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 16, 2011
2.5/4 69% Bride Flight (2011) " One should never discount the appeal of pretty people in pretty places. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 16, 2011
3/4 86% Submarine (2011) " For an unreliable narrator, Oliver's story is reliably entertaining. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 16, 2011
3/4 84% Beginners (2011) " It's a movie about untangling roots in order to grow. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 16, 2011
3/4 82% Super 8 (2011) " The worst that can be said about the film is that the characters are far more compelling than the mystery they solve. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 9, 2011
2.5/4 69% Beautiful Boy (2011) " Beautiful Boy is not an entertainment but an experience. And a kind of cinematic sensitivity training. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 9, 2011
2/4 No Score Yet The Happy Housewife (De gelukkige huisvrouw) (2010) Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 3, 2011
2/4 50% Spork (2011) " A potty and potty-mouthed junior-high school musical that is by turns both energetic and slack. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 2, 2011
3.5/4 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) " What's Wilson doing in a Woody Allen movie about a B-list screenwriter who time-travels from the present to the Jazz Age? Disarming the audience with his wistful joie de vivre, that's what. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 2, 2011
2.5/4 60% Yves Saint Laurent - L'amour fou (2011) " To suggest, as this oblique film does, that you are what you collect is like looking at Picasso's art collection without correlating it to his own works. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 26, 2011
2/4 34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " While these characters were amusing the first time around, Phillips and his screenwriters don't bring much new to the party. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 26, 2011
3/4 61% Forks Over Knives (2011) " Movies are like food. There are popcorn pictures that entertain you and the spinach movies that are good for you. In more ways than one, Forks Over Knives is a spinach flick. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 19, 2011
2/4 43% Cracks (2011) " While Scott's movie has a consistent aura, it lacks a consistent tone. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 12, 2011
3/4 60% The Beaver (2011) " That this ambitious, if deeply odd, film is so compulsively watchable is a credit to Gibson's compelling performances, both as spiritless Walter and the Cockney-accented voice of the tireless title character. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 12, 2011
3/4 90% Bridesmaids (2011) " Think of it as The 40-Year-Old Nonvirgin in taffeta. Or the Kristen Wiig movie that her fans have been waiting for. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 12, 2011
56% Jumping the Broom (2011) " It's relatively raunch-free, it has a sparkling cast that reunites Waiting to Exhale stars Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine as combative matriarchs, and it likes its characters well enough to forgive them their faults. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 6, 2011
2/4 15% Something Borrowed (2011) " A film that fails to dramatize its intriguing premise. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 5, 2011
3/4 43% Jestem (I Am) Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 29, 2011
3/4 37% I Am (2011) " Happily, the frisky Shadyac does not sermonize. He is a puckish Sherpa to the frontiers of science and faith. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 28, 2011
3/4 71% Exporting Raymond (2011) " I mean no disrespect to Rosenthal when I say I laughed louder during the movie than during any episode of his hit TV show. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 28, 2011
3/4 71% African Cats (2011) " It's deeply involving and primally moving. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 21, 2011
3/4 60% Water for Elephants (2011) " What with its big, lush close-ups of the principals, Rodrigo Prieto's moody, humidor-brown cinematography, and the life-is-a-circus emotionalism, Water provides the basic movie-movie pleasure of beautiful people struggling their way out of ugly situations. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 21, 2011
3/4 55% The Conspirator (2011) " Redford always gets the best out of actors, and his cast - especially Wright, Wood, Huston, and Tom Wilkinson - is exceptional. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 14, 2011
3/4 77% In A Better World (2011) " [An] urgent and compassionate thriller about the vicious cycle of aggression and revenge. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 14, 2011
2/4 11% Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) " Atlas Shrugged. I arched eyebrow, scrunched forehead, yawned. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 14, 2011
3/4 72% Rio (2011) " Storks samba! Toucans tumba! Parrots party in kaleidoscopic formations to the music of Sergio Mendes! " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 14, 2011
3/4 27% Cost of a Soul (2011) " A haunting and remarkable feature debut. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 8, 2011
2/4 27% Your Highness (2011) " An inventory of the preoccupations of 13-year-old boys. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 7, 2011
2.5/4 48% Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (2011) " Here's a tween comedy you don't have to be a tween to enjoy. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 24, 2011
3/4 84% Jane Eyre (2011) " By opening their movie with the mature Jane, the filmmakers forge an emotional bond between her and the audience. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 24, 2011
2/4 71% Paul (2011) " Because of the lethargic pace, cheeky jokes become positively jowly. And the easy lampoons of rednecks and bible thumpers beg to be called "Close Encounters of the secondhand." " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 17, 2011
3/4 83% The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) " Brad Furman's movie is shamelessly entertaining and the best thing in it is McConaughey's Mickey Haller, known as "the Lincoln lawyer" because his office is his Town Car. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 17, 2011
1.5/4 41% HappyThankYouMorePlease (2011) " A case of when bad scripts happen to good actors. Given its similarities to a bygone sitcom, one might call it Friends without benefits. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 17, 2011
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