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Carrie Reviews

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
November 3, 2015
With each new movie, [De Palma] comes closer to mastering Hitchcock's trademark of teasing suspense and tongue-in-cheek horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clancy Sigel
The Spectator
September 27, 2015
Carrie won't add much to your life -- but it will scare you, not least about your friends and neighbours.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
October 27, 2013
Stephen King's book outlines a world ringed with abuse, Brian De Palma visualizes it with vast amounts of pervy humor and ominous effulgence
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
October 18, 2013
... a cautionary tale that suggests that fear of the unusual justifies any action to displace the potential danger... My, how times have changed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 9, 2013
A terrifying and awe inspiring revenge film...
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 6, 2013
A voluptuously shot horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Alan Jones
Radio Times
October 6, 2013
Brian De Palma's modern gothic fairy tale, based on Stephen King's bestseller, offers a tense and lyrical web of emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 29, 2012
Carrie is one of the most heart-breaking and cringe-worthy high school dramas ever made, and that's before she even gets to her apocalyptic revenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

Total Film
October 9, 2012
Brian De Palma transcends the pulpy horror feel by emphasising the awakening-sexuality metaphor, and using some glorious trickery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 4, 2011
More superpowers from Brian De Palma, this time in high school, in a screen version of a Stephen King novel that's become a horror classic.
Teresa Talerico
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Stephen King's disturbing prom horror classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Blake French
Filmcritic.com
August 2, 2009
I might be the only person in the world who thinks Brian De Palma's 1976 classic thriller Carrie (now out on DVD) is one of the most overrated, disappointing horror films of all time, but I stand behind my review, and I swear I can knock down just about a
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
October 13, 2008
An exercise in high style that even the most unredeemably rational among moviegoers should find enormously enjoyable.
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 7, 2008
Carrie is a modest but effective shock-suspense drama about a pubescent girl, her evangelical mother and cruel schoolmates.
Lucius Gore
ESplatter
June 18, 2008
... [O]ne of the best horror films of the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 10, 2008
The first big hit directed by Brian De Palma.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Andrew Collins
Empire Magazine
September 25, 2007
The reason Carrie is still held in such high regard as a horror classic is very simple: it's all in the sheer directorial bravado. De Palma at the top of his game.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Film4
September 25, 2007
Carrie rivals The Shining for the title of greatest ever Stephen King adaptation.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 25, 2007
The film has a strikingly unsettling mood that enhances its power and gives it an impact that the story would otherwise lack. Much of the credit, though, must go to Spacek, who so convincingly portrays Carrie's pain and her longing for acceptance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 15, 2007
The bulk of "Carrie" is not a gore-fest, but a prescient tone poem about the mental torture of social outcasts in high school halls in the pre-Columbine era.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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