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Carrie  Rating: 2.2/5

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World ( Hindustan Times)

Pierce has a great cast – mom is played by the Oscar-nominated Julianne Moore. And yet, her telling is flat and listless. One of the big problems is that in this version, Carrie is mostly in control of her powers – she orchestrates murder and mayhem like a grand symphony unlike the earlier Carrie whose powers were more uncontrollable and therefore more fearsome. This Carrie isn’t worth spending time with but I do recommend that you find the De Palma film. It’s still scary. I’m going with two stars.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Gavin Rasquinha Site:Times of India (TOI)

While Carrie begins eerily enough, there is a turning point where the screenplay abandons psychological horror of the kind that Shutter or The Conjuring dish out, and goes for full-gear gore instead. It then becomes more graphic and visceral rather than creepy. Although it cannot top Brian de Palma’s 1976 movie, this retelling does allow more empathy for Carrie; she is not evil just for the heck of it. It’s a case of the underdog suddenly becoming an overlord.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Tushar Joshi Site:DNA

Carrie isn’t a horror film, in fact it doesn’t even stay true to its genre. The posters and promos are quite misleading to the actual content of the film. The only scares the film manages to raise are in the blood drenched climax when she goes all out on a killing spree. Also the pace of the film is extremely slow, the romantic track and the supporting characters actually weigh the film down. Carrie’s onslaught of violence in the end seems abrupt and the background story to it is rushed. Neither scary nor engaging, Carrie suffers an identity crises because of a weak script and sketchy direction.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Paloma Sharma Site:Rediff

Moretz’s Carrie is too confident and stable to be a victim of the world. Her trauma is in her screams and not in her silences. Watching her attempt to portray rage and insanity becomes almost painful as she begins to walk like a short -armed T-Rex covered in blood at the end. Had it been cast better, Carrie could have been a true horror flick, but now it’s just truly horrifying.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Tanaya Ramani Site:Bookmyshow

Kimberly Pierce’s Carrie cannot be called the perfect horror film. But the director who broke out with Boys Don’t Cry, managed to capture the heartbreaking story of a teenager with loads of special effects of course!

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  1. Verdict – “Unwanted and Unexciting”.

    Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz) is an introverted withdrawn teen who doesn't really interact with any of her schoolmates as she often uses her bizarre supernatural powers for her own good. Her mother Margaret White (Julianne Moore) is another strange devotee of god who often comprehends everything as a sin in everything she or her daughter does.

    Under these unusual circumstances, Carrie gets bullied by her classmates while having her first menstrual period. Occupied with her reticent behaviour, Carrie does nothing about the whole incident and eventually gets support from the school's management. Finding this as an serious assault, the management decides to punish every girl involved in this situation which leads to an intolerant revenge narrative.

    For the most part, Carrie can be called as an uneven ride, though it started on a promising note with some spooky and surprising jump scares, the second act was completely a let down filled with dreary storyline which was dragged to a certain extent. The final act picked up the pace and was slightly enjoyable with all the bloodletting startling kills.

    Furthermore, the storyline was feeble and fragile. I understand that bullying is a prevalent topic of our generation but constructing a movie on a singular precise subject can lead to distress. The original 1976 movie might be a spectacular one (though I didn't get a chance to watch it) but re-telling an unwanted anemic story is unnecessary.

    Rant apart, on the whole I'm not completely disappointed with the movie. Director Kimberly Pierce had done a decent job in delivering few exhilarating sequences. The climax revenge scene was gratifying and the VFX is agreeable.

    Julianne Moore's performance was terrifying as it was completely strange and uneasy to look at. Moretz was okay in her role, her expressions and appearance didn't really freak me out in the climax which is a deficient thing when you carry the whole movie.

    Overall, Carrie is not a suspenseful gruesome thriller, it had done okay in few parts and was completely boring for the most part. I certainly don't recommend watching it in theatres, but if you're up for doing something which passes your time, give it a try. I'l go with two out of five stars for this unwanted modernised remake.

    My Rating – 2/5

  2. Nice review of a not so nice movie….keep it up Surya..
    Theres are few reviewer of hollywood flicks in this forum.

  3. Thank you sir!

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