Critically Sane writes: The remake of Carrie, directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) and starring Chloe Grace Moretz as the title character and Julianne Moore as her religiously crazed mother, is not a bad film. In fact, it is actually quite good. Moretz gives a fine performance as an awkward girl that finds the confidence to stand up to her mother through a superpower. And Moore delivers a phenomenal performance that makes the film deeply unsettling. The problem, though, is that this remake never attempts to be anything more than a modern retelling of the original.