Carrie Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 563

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 455

Theatrical Release Date: 11/16/1976

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Horror

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Brian De Palma

Actors: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, John Travolta, Betty Buckley

Plot: Shy, isolated Carrie White has an embarrassing experience in the girls' shower at school, at the same time discovers budding psychic powers. As one girl reaches out to her at school, another plans a bloody revenge at the school prom not realizing the devastating consequences it will have. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
3/4

Lauren - wrote on 06/05/2014

This isn't horror because it's dated but for a 1970s movie is it pretty good. I could only watch it once though. Sissy Spacek is phenomenal

Rating of
3.5/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/18/2014

"There going to laugh at you". Shy, isolated Carrie White has an embarrassing experience in the girls' shower at school, at the same time discovers budding psychic powers. As one girl reaches out to her at school, another plans a bloody revenge at the school prom not realizing the devastating consequences it will have. This movie shows what happens if your bullying a girl that has super powers.

Rating of
4/4

Kyle(The Rebel) - wrote on 08/27/2012

Provocative, thrilling adaptation of the Stephen King bestseller. Top knotch acting and direction. Under dogs will cheer for Carrie during the fiery prom scene, now legendary.

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cinegeek.de - wrote on 08/18/2016

Our Daily Free Stream: Brian De Palma - Carrie. Brian De Palmas Carrie nach dem Roman von Stephen King ist ein fesselnder Horrorfilm mit schockierendem Ausgang. Vielmehr ist Carrie ein aufmerksames menschliches Portrait, denn die Hauptfigur ist ungewöhnlich für einen Horrorfilm und entspricht überhaupt nicht den gängigen Stereotypen. Carrie, ein schüchterner, hübscher und komplizierter Teenager. Ein Mädchen, wie wir sie noch aus der eigenen Schulzeit kennen. Trotzdem gibts einen Unterschied: Carrie ist ein Mensch, fähig zur Telekinese. Das ist die Fähigkeit, Dinge zu bewegen, ohne sie zu berühren. Eine Fähigkeit wie eine Reaktion aus dem schrillen religiösen Fanatismus ihrer Mutter, die sich langsam entwickelt. Carrie sieht in den Spiegel und der zerbricht. Die Mutter versucht sie zu …

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Rating of
2.5/4

Carrie (1976) review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 11/29/2012

The story revolves around Carrie White (Sissy Spacek), whose mother is a deranged prayerful mother who is overly protective. Shows some dated aspects in terms of the horror genre and pace was a bit sluggish. Camera direction was tedious to a fault that it tends to becomes its weakness, especially the dizzying show where Carrie dances in the prom. On the positive note, Spacek did a splendid job with her portrayal and the screenplay was effective with lines: "Everyone isn't bad, Mama! Everything isn't a sin!" from Carrie and "These are godless times, Mrs. Snell." from Mrs. White. It's difficult for a horror film to be effective especially when the lead is a child. Still, Carrie is considered a classic that it is because of the noteworthy performances, themes (of isolation, bullying, …

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Rating of
2/4

"Carrie" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 01/16/2012

An awkward and unpopular high school girl reaches sexual maturity and discovers she has the power of telekenesis. Almost inevitably, Brian DePalma's tale of supernatural vengeance is based upon a Stephen King story and right from the opening scene full of full frontal nudity in a girl's locker room that is so gratuitous it crosses the line into outright seediness, it displays his usual level of subtlety and sophistication. Nil. In fact DePalma's clod hopping direction almost wrecks the film, with its painfully heavy handed religious and sexual imagery and some pretty unforgivable audio-visual bullshit during the finale. What makes the film are the powerful central performances from Sissy Spacek as the young girl who only wants acceptance, instead finding cruelty wherever she turns and …

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