• Released
  • December 16, 2009
  • NR
  • Art House/Foreign
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80

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
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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67

The A.V. Club

The frisson between the two halves is intriguing for a while, but it leaves the film feeling adrift.
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63

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
In this season of self-important filmmaking, it's nice to watch a movie that entertains while refusing to take itself too seriously.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Ricky is a bold, ambitious hybrid that only intermittently reaches the heights toward which it audaciously aims.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Parables are stories about other people that help us live our own lives. The problem with the French film Ricky is that the lesson of the parable is far from clear, and nobody is likely to encounter this situation in his own life.
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50

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
Ozon's fractured-working-class-family magical realism, liberally adapted from Rose Tremain's short story, "Moth," works best in specific moments.
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The deeper Ricky plunges into allegory, the shakier its grasp of the material.
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50

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 -- and admittedly funny -- story of a mutant baby.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Imagine a quietly creepy "X-Men" prequel -- in French -- and you have this odd little parable.
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53 out of 100
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