Carrie (2013) Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Carrie (2013)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong horror violence.

  • The pitch:

    Bloody good.

  • Starring:

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Julianne Moore, Ansel Elgort, Barry Shabaka Henley, Zoë Belkin, Samantha Weinstein, Karissa Strain, Katie Strain

  • Directed by:

    Kimberly Peirce

  • Running time:

    100 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are electrocuted, crushed, trampled, burned, slapped, stabbed, hit with objects, locked up, shaken, near-choked, near-strangled, tormented, ridiculed, mistreated, thrown. An animal is bludgeoned, throat-slit. Self-mutilation, domestic abuse, break and enter, mass panic. Burning building, sparks, explosion, earthquake, vehicle collision, building collapse. Attempted filicide, matricide. A baby is near-stabbed, a boy falls off his bicycle, a mother says terrible things to her daughter. Smashed objects, broken glass, flying objects. Headbanging, screaming, pleading. Kicking a kid, being beaten, suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Animal corpse, high body count. Seam ripper inserted in  leg, arm in sling. Woman, baby covered in blood/gore, a head is slammed through a windscreen. Blood splatter, blood on objects, bloody statue, blood on ground, blood on hands, bloody handprint, bloody scratches, bloody cuts, bucket of blood, bloody scars, bleeding.


    A teen couple have sex in a car. Kissing. Swimwear, teen girls in underwear, teen girl in shower/bath, teen girls in towels, shirtless teen male, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Oral sex simulated, references to sexual activity, sexual-themed banter. Lustful thoughts mentioned.


    Alcohol (beer), teenage drinking. Drink-spiking mentioned.


    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-word. Name-calling, mocking, ridiculing. Heavy religious references, religious exclamation. Gender, teen stereotypes.


    Telekinesis, levitation, menstruation, high school, childbirth, religious fanaticism, prom, graduation, resent, sin, bitchiness, social media, outcasts, freaks, bullying, humiliation, indignity, self-confidence, self-harm, dressmaking, mother-daughter relationships.


    Cemetery setting. Childbirth scene. Lightning, thunder, pigs. Vomiting. Cancer mentioned. School suspension, detention mentioned. Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, Carrie.


    Satisfying, tragic, effective, entertaining, grounded, bloody, compelling. Expert direction, despairing tone, respectable remake, strong performances, magnificent finale, tasteful staging, well paced, looks polished, lush score, talented cast.


    Listless, unnecessary, pointless, flat, average. Not as good as the original, too much departure from novel, a little too self-serious, unconvincing gore, uninspired closing shot, cheap-looking CGI.

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