Film Review: Carrie (2013)

A short version of my Carrie review, written for Rock’n’Reel Reviews.

Director: Kimberly Peirce

Chloe Grace Moretz gives a wicked performance as vulnerable teen Carrie White in this modern adaptation of 1976’s iconic horror. The requirement for the classic to undergo a remake at all was debatable. But director Kimberly Peirce’s reworked portrayal of the tormented, high school outcast stands as relevant and as harrowing today.

Aside from the telekinetic abilities, this depiction of a young person being pushed beyond their limits may well be reminiscent of real life events. Much of the film’s effect relies on your empathy for Carrie as her abuse is the real horror here. This ultimately makes the bloody climax all the more intense and absorbing to experience.

It’s unlikely that this year’s offering will leave you disappointed, whether you’re a huge fan of the original Carrie movie or completely new to the story.

Personal Score: 3.5/5

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