Carrie

Carrie

Carrie

Contemporary adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel, previously adapted for the screen in 1976 by Brian De Palma starring Sissy Spacek. Here it's Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass and Let Me In) who stars as Carrie, a shy girl shunned by her schoolmates and her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore). When pushed too far at her senior prom, Carrie unleashes a telekinetic terror on her small town in an explosion of repressed rage. Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) directs.

2013Rating: MA15+, Strong horror violence99 minsUSA
Horror
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Variety

Variety

press

Director Kimberly Peirce’s intermittently effective third feature eschews De Palma’s diabolical wit and voluptuous style in favor of a somber, straight-faced retelling, steeped in a now-familiar horror-movie idiom of sharp objects, shuddering sound effects and dark rivulets of blood.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

Only Julianne Moore, as the Bible-thumping mom, has an instinct to go softer — how couldn’t she, after Piper Laurie? — and paradoxically, it’s a move that feels wrong, the role requiring its cantatory bigness.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Peirce plays up the story's religious themes and Carrie's burgeoning power ... even as the dread of the female body that deepens Mr. De Palma's version somehow goes missing.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Touches of wit and insight enliven the first half, but Carrie eventually devolves into lackluster modern horror cliches for a souped-up version of the famous finale.

3.0
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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Despite the talent involved and the notoriety of the source material, Carrie feels strangely small, even television-sized.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

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Variety

Variety

press

Director Kimberly Peirce’s intermittently effective third feature eschews De Palma’s diabolical wit and voluptuous style in favor of a somber, straight-faced retelling, steeped in a now-familiar horror-movie idiom of sharp objects, shuddering sound effects and dark rivulets of blood.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Only Julianne Moore, as the Bible-thumping mom, has an instinct to go softer — how couldn’t she, after Piper Laurie? — and paradoxically, it’s a move that feels wrong, the role requiring its cantatory bigness.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Peirce plays up the story's religious themes and Carrie's burgeoning power ... even as the dread of the female body that deepens Mr. De Palma's version somehow goes missing.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Touches of wit and insight enliven the first half, but Carrie eventually devolves into lackluster modern horror cliches for a souped-up version of the famous finale.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Despite the talent involved and the notoriety of the source material, Carrie feels strangely small, even television-sized.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

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