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Carrie Reviews

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March 17, 2017
Optimistically speaking, Carrie could have been worse. But the depressing truth is that it could have been so much better.
June 22, 2016
The performances and casting are suitable, but Carrie is half the film I'd hope Peirce would make of it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 9, 2016
It's a small miracle that the picture doesn't lean too heavily on one particular topic du jour - bullying - and a major miracle that it's a respectable film, to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2015
What the new Carrie lacks in original ideas, it makes up for in many other departments.
July 15, 2015
Sensitively directed and powerfully acted, the new version passes muster as a different take.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 23, 2015
A tired, unneeded copy of Brian De Palma's far superior work, with the small changes it makes adding nothing of significance.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 27, 2015
By taking a safe, piecemeal approach -- and treating the original a sacred text rather than completely reinventing it -- the result at times seems weirdly anachronistic.
June 28, 2014
Perhaps the biggest flaw in this remake has to do with the ethereal beauty of its leading lady.
April 18, 2014
A wan retelling which pales in practically every department when compared to the '76 model.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 5, 2014
Peirce's imagery is pungent: the mark of Carrie's bloody palm print on the eggshell blue of her gym teacher's skirt; a slow-motion whirling sateen dervish of a student and her gown in flames.
February 7, 2014
Not only doesn't Carrie add anything particularly new to the mix, it fails to stand on its own feet and cohere its somewhat disparate components.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 7, 2014
For all its positives, unfortunately, when the inevitable comparisons to both King, and Brian De Palma's 1976 version arise, Carrie does fall short.
January 31, 2014
Repeats the past with less thrilling but more profound results.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 15, 2014
It's all just a series of scenes taking from DePalma's playbook, and going through the motions.
December 10, 2013
Peirce wants to make a hit, and, even with source material this strange, it feels as though she has. But if so, that's all she has made.
December 6, 2013
Feels like someone copied a schoolmate's work and added a lot of their own occasionally enlightening but largely unnecessary scribbles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 4, 2013
This classic worm-turns tale rights a few of the original's wrongs and offers a sad and scary performance by Moretz, although she's almost upstaged by Moore, whose misogynist Bible-bashing is more extreme than Piper Laurie's in the original.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 1, 2013
This is a sturdy tale that deserves to find a new audience. It's just a shame they won't find anything new in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 30, 2013
The new Carrie is cowardly and artistically empty. If you avoid one movie this year, make it this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 30, 2013
It might be remade almost shot-for-shot, but times have changed since the `70s, and I personally think Peirce's clear agenda for updating its dominant themes is a welcome one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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