Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (2002)

This offbeat action drama from Hong Kong stars Bin Shimada as Riki, a new prisoner at a high-tech penal institution of the future. Riki finds himself challenged by the prison's violent, corrupt guards, and when one of his friends is… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

If you can handle the torrent of grisly violence, you'll find yourself royally entertained by this Hong Kong actioner.

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Beth Accomando

Gore galore but not much more.

Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

Nam ... delivers an amusing and exceedingly cinematic comic-book phantasmagoria.

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

A rather astonishing, starkly stylized blood flood set inside a privatized prison.

Kurt Ramschissel
Film Threat

You should have been running to the video store before you got to this sentence.

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Douglas Pratt

A wild martial arts feature that combines a prison movie setting with the sort of gore effects one normally finds in a horror film.

Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

Apart from Ichi the Killer, it is the only live-action film ever to capture the anarchic, excessive, highly stylised violence of manga.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
It may be a grateful attempt at being a visually advanced film at its time (which could be humorous and entertaining once you really get to think about it) the… More
Michael Gildea
The Story of Ricky is so ridiculous that to begin criticizing or trying to explain it would almost be missing the point. An entirely entertaining martial arts… More
Kevin Cookman
utter madness.
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Justifies the invention of cinema in every possible way. It made me feel proud of forming part of the human race.
Arash Xak
Absurdly over the top violence plus hilariously ridiculous dramatization and the result is quite a fun movie
Dean McKenna
Really violent and often gory tale of a hero Riki in a futuristic prison.