Ricky (2009)

When Katie, an ordinary woman, meets Paco, an ordinary man, something wonderful and magical happens: they fall in love. But then, their love for each other produces an unusual baby, Ricky.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 16, 2009
DVD 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.

Boyd van Hoeij

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.

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

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 Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Acaba encontrando uma inesperada estratégia narrativa para mover seus personagens.

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Norm Schrager

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
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