Carrie (2013)

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (ChloŽ Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 14, 2014
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It boasts a talented cast, but Kimberly Peirce's "reimagining" of Brian De Palma's horror classic finds little new in the Stephen King novel -- and feels woefully unnecessary.

Wesley Morris

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.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

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.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

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.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

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.

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James Berardinelli

Rather than fixing some of the problems with De Palma's approach and trying something fresh, Peirce compounds them.

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

Perhaps the biggest flaw in this remake has to do with the ethereal beauty of its leading lady.

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Christy Lemire

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.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Peirce is gifted, but she lacks the ability of directors like DePalma to transform schlock into something deeply personal.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A wan retelling which pales in practically every department when compared to the '76 model.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Garman
It's been 40 years since Stephen King published his first novel. Over the proceeding decades we would see an onslaught of King's work translated to… More
Josh Lewis
Not really a "reimagining" because there's only a handful of new scenes. This is almost too slick of a remake. The special effects are sometimes… More
Nicki Marie
The second time I have seen this 70's classic remade, and the second time I wish they had left it alone. Like Angela Bettis before her, Chloe Grace Moretz… More
Wildaly M
Don't know why this got remade. The final scene is just bad. The only thing interesting about this is Julianne Moore. What a waste.
Film Crazy
Somewhat forgettable horror remake, however I enjoyed it more than the original!
Carlos Magalh„es
This passable remake is proof that you can redo a great work in a different way and still obtain an efficient result, even if far from the same level of quality… More