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Ricochet (1991)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 5.7/10
Reviews Counted: 15
Fresh: 11
Rotten: 4

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

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Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Counted: 4
Fresh: 3
Rotten: 1

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 10,172

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Movie Info

Ricochet, a suspenseful, exciting police thriller that loses its way at the end, is the story of a good cop whose life is destroyed by an obsessed psychotic criminal whom he sent to prison years before. Nick (Denzel Washington) is a successful happily married police officer with a distinguished record. He is drugged, kidnapped and framed by Blake (John Lithgow) who has never forgiven him for arresting him years before. Nick must redeem himself both to the police force, his family and the public … More

Rating:
R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre:
Drama , Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Aug 7, 2001
Runtime:
HBO Video


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Critic Reviews for Ricochet

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (4) | DVD (4)

A taut, twisty urban suspenser powered by the spring-loaded performance of Denzel Washington in his first major action role, Ricochet has a nasty streak and a tendency toward implausible excess.

Full Review… | January 6, 2010
Variety
Top Critic

Mulcahy's slasher-thriller manages to be as entertaining as it is improbable and violent.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The screenplay, by Steven E. de Souza, contains many glib, obscene wisecracks, plus the misinformation that Anna Karenina was Tolstoy's first book.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

As with other Silver-smithed projects, this one is almost frighteningly competent at bashing heads and pushing all the right buttons.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

A brutally entertaining film.

Full Review… | January 6, 2010
TV Guide's Movie Guide

After a potent start this fizzles with a stupid ending, but John Lithgow's Earl Talbot Blake is one of the most sinister, most vicious, most unforgettable movie villains ever.

October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Every now and then a movie comes along that is so preposterous, so devoid of any reality or logic, you have to wonder how it got made.

Full Review… | November 6, 2003
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Sick, sick, sick, sick, sick. And what's not sick is out-and-out preposterous.

Full Review… | November 6, 2003
Austin Chronicle

Solid thriller. Lithgow is a great villain with real power over the hero. Lots of tension.

July 14, 2003
About.com

Spectacular, violent and wildly excessive urban actioner that may not be taking itself quite as seriously as first appears.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003
Film4

Dynamite action. This is a good bet for a night with the lads. And weedy girlies can at least wake up every ten minutes when Denz takes his top off.

Full Review… | January 6, 2010
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Ricochet

Can it really be 20 years ago this film hit the big screen? Denzel buddy you are getting old. The only bad thing about this movie is that it comes in Letterbox format. can someone tell me the reason behind this worthless format. The movie itself is one that put Denzel over the top. Don't thnk it would go over well in todays society with a half naked Dad running to a childrens program with a gun in his hand,, he'd be shot before he hit the stage no questions asked. Full of excitement and thrills amd John Lithgow is a crazy man. 4 Stars 2-17-13

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Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

One of Washington's earlier performance, back when he obviously still had to resort to showing off his body and looks for the role. Not quite the standard of film we expect from the now popular Actor, but you can certainly see the beginnings of the Actor he has become today.

Personally I feel John Lithgow was a poor choice as co-star and this film could have been a lot better with a better quality of Actor.

I did enjoy the mind games and plot reminded me much of that of Cape Fear. Watchable, but felt very dated.

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Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

Strange revenge movie.

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FilmFanatik
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

½

A giant load of cliche crap.

Although Lithgow strapping on phone books with duct tape to engage in some sort of prison version of a duel was pretty inspired.

Oh Russel Mulcahy what happened to you post Highlander & Razorback?

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Ken Stachnik

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