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: October 18, 2013
DVD 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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John Fink
The Film Stage

The performances and casting are suitable, but Carrie is half the film I'd hope Peirce would make of it.

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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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J. Olson

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.

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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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Scott Weinberg

What the new Carrie lacks in original ideas, it makes up for in many other departments.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
This passable remake is proof that you can redo a great film in a different way and still obtain an effective result, even if far from the same level of quality… 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
Jens S.
Unnecessary remake that is still somewhat entertaining during the set-up but totally falls apart during the infamous prom scene. Even the great Chloe Moretz… More
Film Crazy
Somewhat forgettable horror remake, however I enjoyed it more than the original!
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