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Carrie Rickey

Carrie Rickey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2013
2.5/4 63% The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992) The film is unusually gripping.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2013
3/4 64% A Rage in Harlem (1991) Jazzy and jauntily funny.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2013
2/4 49% Flatliners (1990) Except for the performances by Roberts and Bacon, which occasionally redeem it, Flatliners is exasperating, a compelling concept unfulfilled.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2013
1.5/4 15% Super Mario Bros. (1993) 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
1/4 11% Calendar Girl (1993) Can't we just agree to let Marilyn Monroe rest in peace?‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 22, 2013
1/4 7% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
2/4 6% Mobsters (1991) Slater and Dempsey bring to the film whatever shallow depth Mobsters occasionally exhibits.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
2.5/4 39% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 20, 2013
3.5/4 67% 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
Read More | Posted May 17, 2013
3/4 94% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2013
3/4 79% Fight Club (1999) Blistering, hallucinatory, often brilliant, the film by David Fincher is a combination punch of social satire and sociopathology.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2013
3/4 65% Reality Bites (1993) However conventional Reality Bites resolves to be, it is always engaging. Best of all, Ryder has her greatest role since Heathers, once again proving herself a seriously funny young actress.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2013
2/4 53% Basic Instinct (1992) Call me a prude, but it's not sexy watching an erotic thriller in which every time a couple does it, one of them gets it with an ice pick. I don't care how many firmly toned tummies and tushes are bared.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2013
2/4 83% Major League (1989) Somebody should tell Ward that winning isn't everything. Character is. And this is what his movie lacks.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2013
3/4 97% Bull Durham (1988) Screwball Annie and hardball Crash aren't playing the same game, which is Shelton's conceit as well as a possible screen-writing miscalculation.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2013
3/4 17% Parental Guidance (2012) Parental Guidance is an engaging comedy that bridges multiple generation gaps, making it that rare movie that grandparents, their kids, and their kids can enjoy.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 25, 2012
2.5/4 44% Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012) Inevitably, every time Adamson begins to involve the movie audience in the tumbling and wire work, the editor cuts to a different angle, breaking audience identification and concentration.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2012
3/4 79% Any Day Now (2012) The bare-bones script is fleshed out by Cumming and Dillahunt, who create characters that are as memorable as they are moving.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2012
1.5/4 3% Playing for Keeps (2012) If Gerard Butler exudes rakish charm and Jessica Biel a charming flintiness, then why is Playing for Keeps so utterly charmless?‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 6, 2012
3/4 87% Life of Pi (2012) Pi's story makes you believe why Pi would believe in God, sacrificer of innocents, tester of souls, creator of rapturous beauty.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 21, 2012
3.5/4 73% Rise of the Guardians (2012) The joy of Peter Ramsey's clever and well-paced film is how it maintains its focus on the experience of childhood wonder rather than on holiday loot.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2012
3/4 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) Like a video game, Rich Moore's 3-D film is colorful, noisy, and pixel-deep.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2012
3.5/4 87% Middle of Nowhere (2012) Like its central character, Middle of Nowhere is a gem.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3/4 86% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) As a director, Chbosky mirrors his central character's emotional state.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2012
2.5/4 80% Pitch Perfect (2012) I smiled for the first half of the movie and started laughing hysterically when a supporting character hijacked it from its stars.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2012
2/4 28% Backwards (2012) It's a pleasant, but not especially dramatic, story about giving up your dream and hatching a new one.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2012
2.5/4 51% Trouble with the Curve (2012) The good news is that this daddy/daughter reconciliation story connects with the ball. The not-so-good: It's a blooper.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2012
2.5/4 73% Chicken with Plums (2012) Chicken is a movie that begins with a crescendo and doesn't sustain its lyricism.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2012