What’s it about?
A sheltered, bullied girl unleashes telekinetic terror after being pushed too far.
What did we think?
This remake of Stephen King’s classic tale feels almost too faithful to the original and largely unnecessary. Julianne Moore is appropriately creepy as Carrie’s religious zealot mother, while Chloe Grace Moretz gives good crazy eye as Carrie. But were their efforts as believable and memorable as Piper Laurie’s and Sissy Spacek’s Oscar-nominated performances? No. And, frankly, we expected more from the director of Boys Don’t Cry, Kimberly Peirce.