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Carrie Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 17, 2016
Like Jaws, here's one of those rare instances when the movie is better than the book. What's more, this box office hit easily remains the best adaptation of a King property (sorry, Shawshank and Shining groupies).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dustin Putman
October 12, 2016
One of cinema's ultimate operatic teenage melodramas. I have seen "Carrie" more times than I can count, and yet it never loses its uncommon heartbreak and blood-curdling dramatic power.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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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
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
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
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
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
| 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
October 7, 2008
Carrie is a modest but effective shock-suspense drama about a pubescent girl, her evangelical mother and cruel schoolmates.
Lucius Gore
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

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