Carrie Reviews

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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.
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
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.
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.
October 18, 2013
There's a lot to like in this remake. It's sincerely interested in exploring the pain that its characters suffer and inflict.
October 18, 2013
Moore is terrifying as a guilt-addled true believer, and Moretz caresses her role when she gets the chance. And the hot topics do indeed remain hot.
October 18, 2013
Nothing but a fancy bit of corporate Hollywood graverobbing - slipping into the copyright cemetery, digging up a generous loved one, and calmly stripping her of every bit of gold and silver they can pawn.
October 18, 2013
Kimberly Peirce's new adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel is a grave but listless thriller.
October 17, 2013
Its bloodshed may be all dressed up, but it ultimately has nowhere to go.
October 17, 2013
Kimberly Peirce's remake of Brian De Palma's Carrie isn't a total fiasco like Gus Van Sant's remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, but it's equally gratuitous.
October 17, 2013
With nothing new to offer, "Carrie" is reduced to attempting the impossible: repeating De Palma's long, tense buildup to Carrie's prom, one of the most stylishly executed horror-film sequences in history.
October 17, 2013
Literally a pallid imitation of the original.
October 17, 2013
She blows stuff up real good, in a way that would make the devil - or Bruce Willis - proud.
October 17, 2013
What's scariest about Carrie in 2013 isn't that this wounded teenage girl has the power to kill -- it's that there are thousands of girls like her with no power at all.
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