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Carrie Rickey

Carrie Rickey

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 59% Disclosure (1994) "This witty, wily battle between genders is not so much about sexual harassment as it is about power politics in the workplace, where water-cooler gossip is replaced by E-mail, and where memo warfare is waged by combatants in virtual-reality goggles. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2/4 44% Three Amigos! (1986) "While it's occasionally funny, Three Amigos! isn't an entirely fun occasion. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2/4 80% Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) "[While Risky Business] suggested that money isn't everything, Ferris Bueller insists just the opposite. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 23, 2014
2/4 11% She's Out of Control (1989) "Essentially a feature-length sitcom, She's Out of Control specializes not in psychology but in snappy patter. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 23, 2014
2.5/4 76% White Men Can't Jump (1992) "Despite charismatic performances by Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as nothing-but- net shooters who might be called the Schmo and the Bro, White Men Can't Jump throws up mostly bricks. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 2, 2014
2/4 58% Blast From the Past (1999) "Garish and not funny enough, Wilson's shapeless satire plods on, squandering its nice premise and its appealing actors. Miraculously, Fraser has a force field around him and manages to radiate energy in this comic black hole. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 21, 2014
2.5/4 40% Can't Hardly Wait (1998) "Fortunately, some of the appealing young performers -- who include Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo, Lauren Ambrose and, especially, Seth Green -- manage to emerge from the film's generic suburban-teen backdrop. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 19, 2014
91% Kids for Cash (2014) "Adjectives like "Kafkaesque" and "Dickensian" are woefully inadequate to May's novelistic account, the movie equivalent of a page-turner. " ‐ Philadelphia Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2014
3/4 88% Platoon (1986) "Precisely because Stone forces you to experience a grunt's tunnel vision and rage, Platoon is a film of inspiring empathy and awesome force. Curiously, that same tunnelvision in the end compromises Platoon. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 24, 2014
5/5 97% Jules and Jim (1962) "A case study in romantic triangulation. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 18, 2014
2/4 61% About Last Night (1986) "Homework assignment: Is the decision to change both the title and the thrust of Mamet's play evidence of perversity or of perversion? Due tomorrow. Class dismissed. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 13, 2014
3/4 88% RoboCop (1987) "When the law-enforcing RoboCop cleans up corrupt Motown, his victory is satisfying because he's got machinery and morals on his side. RoboCop is where high-tech meets High Noon. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 11, 2014
3/4 92% Moonstruck (1987) "Charming if erratic, Moonstruck is the unlikely marriage of undershirt-in- kitchen naturalism and urbane drawing-room farce. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2014
2/4 75% The Santa Clause (1994) "Like most modern fantasies, The Santa Clause isn't very clear about the rules governing Scott's new powers. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 6, 2013
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 96% 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 97% 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 93% 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 15% 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
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