Brian De Palma directs this horror adapted from Stephen King's novel. Carrie (Sissy Spacek) is a gawky, unloved teenager whose awakening sexuality is at odds with her puritanical mother's fanatical teachings. Physically abused at home and shunned at school, an unexpected prom invitation seems to be Carrie's first chance at happiness.
But when the prom night ends in a vicious practical joke, Carrie's despair manifests itself in a fiery telekinetic revenge.
*** Critic Reviews For Carrie ***
- * " Chloe Moretz is unnervingly talented, but Carrie is not a role she was born to play. She hasn't a victim's bone in her body and fluffs the early scenes. "* – Cath Clarke , Time Out
- " 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
- " Peirce is gifted, but she lacks the ability of directors like DePalma to transform schlock into something deeply personal. " – Peter Rainer , Christian Science Monitor