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Carrie (15)

Carrie (15)

Drama, Horror

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

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The critical consensus

It is accurate to call this Carrie a new adaptation of the original Stephen King novel, but it is much more honest to call it a remake of De Palma's film.

***(*)(*)Katey Rich, The Guardian, 17/10/2013

Far from recreating a classic for this generation of horror fans, Peirce’s re-imagining of Carrie winds up feeling as redundant as countless other genre remakes.

**(*)(*)(*)Rob Carnevale, The List, 04/11/2013

One hoped for something more affecting from the director of Boys Don’t Cry.

**(*)(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 24/11/2013

Can we all just agree to forget this ever happened, please?

**(*)(*)(*)Adam Woodward, Little White Lies, 28/11/2013

One of the more solid ’70s horror remakes, but it lacks the verve and potency, romance and heartache of the original. Still, the haircuts are a vast improvement...

***(*)(*)Jamie Graham, Total Film, 25/11/2013

A remake that doesn’t see the legacy of Carrie White burn in hell. But not one that adds much to it either.

***(*)(*)Mark Dinning, Empire Online, 25/11/2013

The special effects may have moved on over the past 40 years but virtually every other aspect of the film is inferior to its predecessor.

**(*)(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 29/11/2013

This is a sturdy tale that deserves to find a new audience. It's just a shame they won't find anything new in the process.

***(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 01/12/2013

Features about Carrie (15)

Carrie returnes for a social media generation

Emma Jones, BBC, 29/11/2013

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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