Carrie Reviews

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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 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.
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 1, 2018
Watching the remake of Carrie [over the original] is like replacing your phone with a newer version of the exact same phone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
November 30, 2013
The new Carrie is cowardly and artistically empty. If you avoid one movie this year, make it this one.
November 30, 2013
This cyber-age version didn't raise a single hair on the back of my neck.
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