88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Kevin C. Johnson
Long before the blood starts spilling, it’s clear the new team has mostly nailed it. The reboot is as good a Carrie remake as possible, though it’s not truly a scary movie; the film takes its time living up to its R rating.
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75

RogerEbert.com

By Matt Zoller Seitz
For all the psychological realism of Carrie and Margaret's relationship, however, this remake has a comic book feeling.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In a way, the new Carrie is almost too easy to enjoy. Everything discordant and all the nagging weirdness and strange feelings surrounding the original have been smoothed down, and what we're left with is a well-made, highly satisfying and not particularly deep high school revenge movie.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
If you're going to take another stab at this tale of a taunted, traumatized teen who exacts fiery revenge on, well, everyone, then Kimberly Peirce is the director to do it.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The acting's strong; in addition to Moretz and Moore, Judy Greer is a welcome presence in the Betty Buckley role of the sympathetic gym instructor. But something's missing from this well-made venture. What's there is more than respectable, while staying this side of surprising.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
If De Palma’s version was one part adolescent dream, three parts nightmare, with a sly streak of satire running through it, Peirce’s is a more earnest yet still engrossing take on the story that should connect with contemporary teens. At the very least it might send fledgling horror buffs scurrying to their Netflix queues to watch a vintage masterpiece of the genre.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Where Sissy Spacek seemed otherworldly and haunted in De Palma’s film, Moretz (“Hugo,” “Kick-Ass”) is sadder. She’s a terrific young actress.
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58

Film.com

By William Goss
Alas, despite the timeless concerns of adolescent bullying and burgeoning sexuality, Carrie as a film fails to become its own satisfyingly whole interpretation of coming-of-age horrors both literal and figurative. Its bloodshed may be all dressed up, but it ultimately has nowhere to go.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
This Carrie comes off like a Lifetime film, adding little new and nothing substantial to improve on DePalma’s classic.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Rather than offering new blood, Carrie is a purely cosmetic revamp.
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53 out of 100
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