August 27, 2020
The editing at the conclusion is spectacularly effective, riddled with slow motion, split frames, monochromatic imagery, the cutting out of sounds, and, finally, screams.
October 28, 2019
Brian de Palma is destined to be a great American director.
October 24, 2019
Still disturbing, it still creeps me out and makes me dread it. It's unsettling, incredibly brutal, and satisfying by the end.
September 5, 2019
It opens with an insidiously brilliant update of Psycho's shower scene and ends with a jump scare that Hitchcock would have envied; in between, it's merely the tenderest and most affecting movie ever made out of one of King's novels.
July 24, 2019
With a script well measured in its effects and the right cast... the film entertains. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 1, 2019
[Sissy Spacek] plays it quite straight and she is wonderful, but De Palma has shrewdly made a camp movie designed to knock them dead in the drive-ins.
January 3, 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.
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).
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.
November 3, 2015
With each new movie, [De Palma] comes closer to mastering Hitchcock's trademark of teasing suspense and tongue-in-cheek horror.
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.
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.