January 31, 2021
Generally there's too much CGI - the floating books are silly - and since when can Carrie fly?
January 20, 2021
Carrie resonates for women in particular because it touches on so much of the horror of becoming female that it's almost too real. I love that Kimberly Piece chose to honor that horror faithfully, even if it doesn't make for a radical re-visioning.
September 5, 2020
Kimberly Peirce takes a classic film and manages to be both faithful to the original while breathing new life into it.
January 7, 2020
Why a new version? Why a remake? Why a reimagination? The answer is because this new 2013 Carrie from director Kimberly Peirce is just that - a reimagination that harkens back to the original source material - [Stephen] King's novel.
August 14, 2019
Moretz plays Carrie as either a constantly petrified, meek outcast or a grimacing destroyer. Peirce fails to build a connection between audience and protagonist.
April 17, 2019
While this quality remake will never be regarded in the same way, it achieves all the right shocks in a majorly unsettling way.
April 11, 2019
The ambition of Peirce, Moretz, and Moore shines through in the film's strongest moments, and though the supporting players and shaky contemporary revisions weigh the film down, Peirce deserves credit for putting up one hell of a fight.
April 9, 2019
This is a film that is all about the iconic prom sequence, which is staged well by director Kimberly Peirce, but there really isn't much more to the film.
March 6, 2019
Pulls off the unenviable task of being both respectful to the original whilst spicing the story with enough fresh twists that it doesn't appear like a scene-by-scene retread of its forebear.
March 2, 2019
There are a lot of good things here: the updates Pierce added make perfect sense, I really loved the special F/X, the score is AMAZING, and the casting is gorgeous.
January 19, 2019
There is no way for this Carrie to become a classic -- it is far too close to the earlier film to escape its shadow. However, it works perfectly well and is worth seeing, except for those who abhor the whole notion of remakes.
November 16, 2018
It is certainly asking a lot to buy into the shoddy remake of Brian De Palma's 1976 macabre masterpiece Carrie. There needed to be more shock-inducing significance poured onto this callow Carrie besides the standby bucket of pig's blood
November 16, 2018
A near word-for-word remake... Kimberly Peirce's version of Carrie is an unnecessary update with its own charm nonetheless (and 100 percent less full-frontal nudity, thankfully).
November 1, 2018
Watching the remake of Carrie [over the original] is like replacing your phone with a newer version of the exact same phone.
October 12, 2018
Director Kimberly Peirce delivers a worthy remake to a horror classic, while offering enough changes to make it seem fairly fresh.
August 30, 2018
While [Chloe Grace Moretz] makes a believable prom queen swan, she's less convincing as an awkward ugly duckling.
August 24, 2018
Whilst the kills and gore were mildly entertaining it was incredibly hard to sympathise with a Carrie that was fully aware of her powers and using them in violent ways as opposed to the... unaware Carrie Sissy Spacek gave us in the original.
August 13, 2018
An efficient, yet prosaic supernatural thriller that does its best to rework the story to fit in with modern day audiences.