Carrie Reviews

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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.
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 23, 2015
A tired, unneeded copy of Brian De Palma's far superior work, with the small changes it makes adding nothing of significance.
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 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.
November 29, 2013
You would have trouble arguing for any significant shift in perspective.
November 29, 2013
It looks uncannily at home in 2013.
November 29, 2013
This glossy modern horror refit is a pale shadow of Brian De Palma's seminal 1976 film.
November 28, 2013
Moretz replicates Laurie's pixie-featured Medusa gaze while Moore does the Spacek flayed-skull look.
November 28, 2013
What the movie loses in kicky sensationalism, it sometimes gains in psychological nuance.
November 28, 2013
The result is efficient, but only tentatively updated to the digital age of cyberbullying and social media, and it is strangely pointless.
November 26, 2013
Chloe Moretz is unnervingly talented, but Carrie is not a role she was born to play. She hasn't a victim's bone in her body and fluffs the early scenes.
November 25, 2013
A remake that doesn't see the legacy of Carrie White burn in hell. But not one that adds much to it either.
November 4, 2013
What makes it execrable is the way it drains the original movie of all its erotic tension, only to ramp up the final-act violence.
October 25, 2013
Carrie has proved itself to be a remarkably resilient tale that's not likely to be plugged up anytime soon.
October 22, 2013
It is a timeless thing for all of us, the ritual of high-school expectation and heartache. Once again, as it did nearly 40 years ago, Carrie turns it into an experience of biblical proportions.
October 21, 2013
The movie is very good, both as a first-order viewing experience and as a contemporary gloss on Brian De Palma's classic 1976 adaptation of Stephen King's novel.
October 21, 2013
Rather than fixing some of the problems with De Palma's approach and trying something fresh, Peirce compounds them.
October 18, 2013
Peirce is gifted, but she lacks the ability of directors like DePalma to transform schlock into something deeply personal.
October 18, 2013
The new Carrie isn't atrocious - just flat and uninspired and compromised by the kind of mindless teen-movie "humanism" that De Palma so punkishly spat on.
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