Carrie Reviews

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.
November 3, 2015
With each new movie, [De Palma] comes closer to mastering Hitchcock's trademark of teasing suspense and tongue-in-cheek horror.
October 6, 2013
A voluptuously shot horror movie.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
March 6, 2005
Young director Brian DePalma is fast making his reputation in the genre of the suspense-horror film.
October 23, 2004
Brian De Palma's Carrie is an absolutely spellbinding horror movie... It's also (and this is what makes it so good) an observant human portrait.
April 17, 2001
Unlike other examples of the horror genre, there are classic elements of tragedy that lend this gruesome tale a compelling edge.
January 1, 2000
There is little suspense or dramatic tension; everything plays out like bad melodrama or cheap exploitation.