Ricky
Ricky (2009)

Gallic director François Ozon's idiosyncratic Ricky represents an attempt to weld together two polar-opposite and seemingly incompatible genres: kitchen-sink realistic drama and high-concept Spielbergian fantasy. Loosely inspired by a… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 12, 2011
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The story begins in gritty realism, ends in pure fantasy and leaves out most of the alphabet as it makes its way from A to Z.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

What Ricky lacks is a more thorough, consistent examination of maternal bonds.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

It's not a total success in delivering heartfelt movie satisfaction, but Ozon makes the film with absolute confidence

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Sam Adams
AV Club

Ricky, the first of two Ozon films to debut this year, marks a return to his busy-bee ways, not least because it feels like two disparate movies joined at the hip.

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Boyd van Hoeij
Variety

Because Ozon doesn't develop his characters once Ricky shows his true nature, the movie's slightly overcooked working-class realism quickly morphs into a grotesque story of a mutant baby. The film's two halves feel almost mutually exclusive.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

While there may be some sensational elements about this tale from François Ozon, it is essentially an engrossing love story with a twist

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

It would be risible if Ozon's hand didn't remain so steady and confident throughout, all the way up to a complicatedly upbeat conclusion that recreates the Christian Annunciation with the straightest of faces.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Acaba encontrando uma inesperada estratégia narrativa para mover seus personagens.

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Norm Schrager
Filmcritic.com

a symbol-filled observation on, well, just about everything.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
This could have easily turned into something cute and frivolous but Ozon has a way of turning a story inside out. Instead, <i>Ricky</i> is an… More
Greg S
A single mom factory worker gives birth to a very special baby; of course, every mother thinks her baby is miraculous, but in this case the press thinks so,… More
Walter M.
"Ricky" starts with Katie(Alexandra Lamy), a single mother, in tearful anguish, wanting to give up one of her children to foster care because he cries… More

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