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Carrie (2013)

  R HD Closed Captioning

Kimberly Peirce

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Plot Summary

A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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48%
  • Reviews Counted: 161
  • Fresh: 78
  • Rotten: 83
  • Average Rating: 5.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Richard Brody, New Yorker, Oct 21, 2013

Rotten: Rather than fixing some of the problems with De Palma's approach and trying something fresh, Peirce compounds them. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Oct 21, 2013

Fresh: Moore is terrifying as a guilt-addled true believer, and Moretz caresses her role when she gets the chance. And the hot topics do indeed remain hot. – Tom Long, Detroit News, Oct 18, 2013

Rotten: Nothing but a fancy bit of corporate Hollywood graverobbing - slipping into the copyright cemetery, digging up a generous loved one, and calmly stripping her of every bit of gold and silver they can pawn. – Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, Oct 18, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Amazing

I loved the original... People shouldn't compare it it's made for a new audience with new effects and and thrilling scenes

Stop. Just stop Hollywood.

You're re-making movies that are perfect as they are and doing them no justice. This is one example. There's a reason the origional Carrie was so good. The actresses took it upon themselves to stay away from eachother so there would be a real disconnect feeling in the cast. So "Carrie" would really feel like an outsider. It worked well. This steaming pile... everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves.
Stop re-maiking films and try and use some creativity to come up with new plots you over paid, uncreative gaggle of mindless hacks.

A Great Film with Little Imperfections

Carrie is an important film to today's generation. Forget the supernatural elements and look at it as a message. Today, bullying have become a serious case for many people and now that irresponsible teenagers use social media as a way to attack anybody they desire without facing any consequences, not to mention how some students physically bully their 'different' classmates just because they're different and eventually get away with it because of their 'powerful' and defensive parents or by teaming up with other students to justify the act or cover up or candy- coat the truth.

Another side of the story is the victim's parents. Sometimes life at home can be really difficult for a misunderstood teenager. When the parents have completely different beliefs or ideas from you and they end up forcing you to become what they want you to be and it ends up hurting your image at school, among your colleagues or your own perception of yourself and self-confidence.

In this film, Carrie is a beautiful young lady with an religiously-insane mother who considers a lot of natural and normal things to be sinful and forces her daughter to pray and beg for forgiveness even for having her own menstrual cycle!

The complete difference between life at home and people at school makes Carrie torn apart between two worlds in addition to her special supernatural, telekinetic powers that she's born with, creates an atmosphere of tension, insecurity and seclusion for the beautiful young girl. She is not a criminal and there's indeed nothing wrong with her. She is a victim of her mother and her society. The mother who pictures the world to her and her own existence as a sin that she should forever beg for forgiveness for and society and specifically several classmates of hers who broke her psyche apart and creating a monster out of a beautiful young white flower.

The film portrays how something so innocent and beautiful can be pushed to their limits to give birth to a monster who cannot differentiate between the kind and the cruel people around her.

If we try to translate this film to a more realistic version of it, it can be easily understood. Let's say the real-life Carrie is a lonely girl at school, some sort of an outcast with parents who have high expectations for her, students bullying her and her need to be normal with other people who cannot accept her among them that she can no longer believe that any form of kindness is sincere or out-of-love and thinks that behind every action there's a conspiracy and that's of course, not her fault but her environment's fault.

Now talking about this film in comparison to it's previous versions, do not compare. Watch this is a new, original movie. You will not be scared of this one more than the old one because when you saw the old one, you didn't know what to expect, let alone being much young with much less experience with the horror, psychological, supernatural thriller genre. It is also not a film about a girl that kills people, nor a girl that has special powers. It's more about a girl who is victim of her society and the effect of bullying and society on an innocent being.

Watch it with an open heart and mind.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2013

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