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Carrie Reviews

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January 1, 2000
There is little suspense or dramatic tension; everything plays out like bad melodrama or cheap exploitation.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
May 9, 2005
It is sometimes funny in a puzzling kind of way, it is generally overwrought in an irritating kind of way, and once in a while it is inappropriately touching.
September 25, 2007
This 1976 thriller, about a high school outcast (Sissy Spacek) who uses her telekinetic powers to massacre the graduating class, contains a number of interesting ideas. But as with most of his films, De Palma can't keep track of them.
September 27, 2015
Carrie won't add much to your life -- but it will scare you, not least about your friends and neighbours.
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
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 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
August 25, 2006
Carrie might be a film about high school, but it was perhaps Brian De Palma's first completely mature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 15, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
Brian De Palma's Carrie is an absolutely spellbinding horror movie, with a shock at the end that's the best thing along those lines since the shark leaped aboard in Jaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
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
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
February 27, 2004
Pure squeamish horror!
| Original Score: 5/5
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
November 19, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2006
The fierce sympathy it extends to its unfashionable central character puts the film a million miles above the contemporary line in sick exploitation.
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2011
Stephen King's disturbing prom horror classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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