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5,566 Ratings


Directed by Brian De Palma
United States, 1976


Carrie may be ostracized and bullied by her peers but she also posseses telekinetic powers. When the popular clique play a sick prank on her at the prom, she unleashes her power to a devastating effect.

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Carrie Directed by Brian De Palma

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1977 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Golden Globes (USA)

1977 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1977 | 3rd place: Best Actress

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1977 | Winner: Best Actress

What are people saying?

  • smndvdcl's rating of the film Carrie

    Saw this for the first time at a Somerset House open-air cinema night-time screening in central London a couple of years ago. It was shown in tandem with 'Mean Girls' which was a bizarrely apt cinematic double bill. The majority of this film plays like a school-set teen movie, but the domestic religious extremism and TK undertones build this De Palma masterpiece to its horrific crescendo. Spacek is sensational.

  • Howard Orr's rating of the film Carrie

    [Spoilers] Poor Sissy Spacek has to deal with the mother from Hell, horrible bullies and her Mary and Baby Jesus nightlight. But it's okay -everyone dies horribly at the high school Prom, and dear demented mom is crucified by kitchen utensils. However, style is the real winner in "Carrie", with its classicism underpinning the gore, as if Lucio Fulci was making a film in the style of Hitchcock.

  • Harry Rossi's rating of the film Carrie

    Captivating movie. I honestly found this to be more sad than actually scary although it is quite disturbing. Spacek is absolutely incredible. The scenes between Carrie and her mom were just amazing and very fucked up and hard to watch. I also loved the things about this film that are incredibly 70s such as the split screen and the fast motion and such. 3rd DePalma I've seen and I really loved it. Fuck the reamake(s)!

  • T. J. Harman's rating of the film Carrie

    Better than I remembered it being as a kid. The Psycho-esque violins every time Carrie gets upset haven't aged so well but overall the good use of De Palma's style and Spacek & Laurie's acting make this a classic.Could a popcorn movie w/ this grim a view of humanity get made today? One of the rare thrillers whose ending has been completely "spoiler''ed by pop culture but loses not of it's devasting power.

  • Zachary George Najarian-Najafi's rating of the film Carrie

    Compared to DePalma's other films, Carrie lags when it comes to energy and absurdity. There are some amazing moments, and DePalma's visual style is flamboyant as usual, but it really is way too uneven and it shows. As usual, the opening is masterful and the soundtrack magical. The ending alone deserves recognition for its cinematic intensity.

  • Tigrão's rating of the film Carrie

    Except from the opening and final scene (brilliant ones), 'Carrie' endures one of the most ridiculous Brian De Palma direction. Come on, the split-screen? That was awful. Same with the poor sound work, and the unbearable, never-ending use of the 'Psycho' theme. I still think Sissy Spacek rocks.

  • Mayukh Sen's rating of the film Carrie

    masterpiece. sissy spacek gives one of those legendary female cinematic performances. i'm convinced that the primary reason it has lower than 4 stars here is because everyone likes to lazily refer to de palma as an imitator rather than acknowledge him as the true visionary he really is.

  • Pierluigi Puccini's rating of the film Carrie

    Stephen King's fist novel adapted to the silver screen is one of De Palma's most realized and nerve-racking films. the ending is by far one of the best and most unexpected shocks in the history of the genre.