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Carrie Reviews

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January 2, 2018
"Pino Donaggio's haunting score defines the plight of Carrie White..."
December 14, 2017
Carrie sees Sissy Spacek in breakout form as the titular teenager.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 12, 2017
Carrie's climactic empowerment is all at once the tragedy and triumph of a young woman trapped between Biblical regression and a secular coming-out.
February 28, 2017
The real horror of Carrie does not lie with the vengeful, telepathic teenager of the movie's title, but in the endless stream of abuse she endures for the majority of its runtime.
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
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
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
September 27, 2015
Carrie won't add much to your life -- but it will scare you, not least about your friends and neighbours.
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
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
October 9, 2013
A terrifying and awe inspiring revenge film...
October 6, 2013
A voluptuously shot horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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
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
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.
January 1, 2011
Stephen King's disturbing prom horror classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
October 13, 2008
An exercise in high style that even the most unredeemably rational among moviegoers should find enormously enjoyable.
October 7, 2008
Carrie is a modest but effective shock-suspense drama about a pubescent girl, her evangelical mother and cruel schoolmates.
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