Ricky-oh: The Story Of Ricky
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In the year 2001, many government institutions have become privatized commercial ventures, like the men's prison where young Riki-Oh (Sui-Wong Fan) is sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter and assault. The ruthless gangsters who control the prison break an old man's face open in the prison lavatory as the film begins. The nearly superhuman Ricky trips one of the guards so his face is impaled on a spiked board in retaliation, and vows to avenge the old man when he hangs himself in despair. When the guards send the huge, Sumo-like Zorro after him in the prison shower, Ricky bloodily… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you can handle the torrent of grisly violence, you'll find yourself royally entertained by this Hong Kong actioner."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Gore galore but not much more."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"Nam ... delivers an amusing and exceedingly cinematic comic-book phantasmagoria."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
"A rather astonishing, starkly stylized blood flood set inside a privatized prison."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"You should have been running to the video store before you got to this sentence."
‑ Kurt Ramschissel, Film Threat
"A wild martial arts feature that combines a prison movie setting with the sort of gore effects one normally finds in a horror film."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"Apart from Ichi the Killer, it is the only live-action film ever to capture the anarchic, excessive, highly stylised violence of manga."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
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