Rick (2004)

Based on the opera 'Rigoletto,' this is the story of a middle-aged corporate climber who has lost sight of his humanity. Rick is a cold, emotionless employee of the Image Company, a marketing firm situated in Manhattan's… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 8, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 9, 2004
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Joshua Kosman
San Francisco Chronicle

By hewing so faithfully to their source, the creators don't let the material pursue its own direction, and the result feels dramatically arbitrary.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Everything about this curio is claustrophobic.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Julgando que ambientar Rigoletto nos dias atuais é o bastante para ser aplaudido, o filme erra nos diálogos e no tom da narrativa, tornando-se insípido e descartável.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

[The] story and emotions seem a little too big for the frame.

Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Impressive -- and utterly depressing -- feature debut.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Very funny, very dark and very clever -- a tale of the corporate id gone wild that promises to upset even the most jaded and hardened of sensibilities.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

An ill-advised combination of tragedy and satire, it generally plays like the coffee-break fantasy of a temp who messed up a lunch order and paid for it with his dignity.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's rotten to the core and right down to the end. But if you find that such extremes can be fascinating, then the movie may cheer you, not because it is happy, but because it goes for broke.

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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Wcreenwriter Daniel Handler [(a.k.a. Lemony Snicket)] employs an O. Henry-like twist of irony that first-time director Curtiss Clayton telegraphs long before it strikes.

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