• Released
  • December 16, 2009
  • NR
  • Art House/Foreign
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Ricky Synopsis
Two factory workers (Alexandra Lamy, Sergi López) have a baby (Arthur Peyret) that sprouts wings.
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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...
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67

The A.V. Club

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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

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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...
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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...
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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

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Because Ozon doesn't develop his characters once Ricky shows his true nature, the movie's slightly overcooked working-class realism quickly...
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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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Rated NR