Carried Away - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Carried Away Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 24, 2009
I wasn't carried away with this Lolita like cautionary tale, but I was impressed enough by its intelligent presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 2, 2006
Tries to incorporate almost film-noir elements into a heartland love story. The blending feels inorganic; and composer Bruce Broughton doesn't help matters by coating every moment with a repetitive, syrupy theme.
Scott Weinberg
November 13, 2005
A very dry and formulaic re-telling of a cautionary tale we know all too well by now.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
Carried Away is a brilliant evocation of rural life and repressed lust. One of the ten-best films of 1996.
| Original Score: 4/5
Victoria Alexander
August 14, 2004
A mature Irving gets naked for her husband.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
July 23, 2004
A chilling, Lolita-like drama that's elevated by a terrific performance by Hopper.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
An earnestly well-meaning film whose adult characters have a refreshingly grown-up perspective on their choices in life.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
May 11, 2003
The performances are captivating, so much so that the film's sometimes slow pace is never a real problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
May 11, 2003
Director Barreto has a fine eye for composition and a knowing heart for human emotion, keeping things simple and sparse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 26, 2002
Ususual drama about personal transformation starring Dennis Hopper.
Stephen Farber
January 28, 2002
This is an unusually sensual and nonpuritanical American movie perhaps because it was made by a Brazilian director.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Carried Away is erotic, but it's also thoughtful and intelligent, and, coupled with Hopper's extraordinary performance, that's reason enough to be carried away by this motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Everyone in the film -- even the teenager -- is more intelligent and articulate than is usually permitted in American movies, and having gotten themselves into an emotional tangle, they go to work getting themselves out again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Think Dennis Hopper has played too many crazies? Well, you'll wish he'd stuck to blowing up buses after you see him in Carried Away.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 2, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
December 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
May 9, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dragan Antulov
November 27, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
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