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Carrie Reviews

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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
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 6, 2013
A voluptuously shot horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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.
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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
Variety
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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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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.
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Richard Eder
New York Times
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.
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Barbara Thomas
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 6, 2005
Young director Brian DePalma is fast making his reputation in the genre of the suspense-horror film.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
There is little suspense or dramatic tension; everything plays out like bad melodrama or cheap exploitation.
| Original Score: 6/10