• R, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Curtiss Clayton
    In Theaters:
    Oct 8, 2004 Limited
    On DVD:
    Nov 9, 2004
  • Vitagraph Films
  • Rick
    2 minutes 37 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Rick Reviews

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Julgando que ambientar Rigoletto nos dias atuais é o bastante para ser aplaudido, o filme erra nos diálogos e no tom da narrativa, tornando-se insípido e descartável.

| Original Score: 2/5

November 24, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Very funny, very dark and very clever -- a tale of the corporate id gone wild that promises to upset even the most jaded and hardened of sensibilities.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 2, 2004
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Wcreenwriter Daniel Handler [(a.k.a. Lemony Snicket)] employs an O. Henry-like twist of irony that first-time director Curtiss Clayton telegraphs long before it strikes.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 29, 2004
Rob Blackwelder

Manages to be both disquieting and entertaining -- and that's quite a cunning feat of cinema.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 3/4

October 25, 2004
Joshua Kosman
San Francisco Chronicle
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By hewing so faithfully to their source, the creators don't let the material pursue its own direction, and the result feels dramatically arbitrary.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

October 22, 2004
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald

Sometimes it's hard to hear the dialogue because the gears of the plot are trying so hard and creaking so loudly.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 2/4

October 19, 2004
Sheri Linden
Boxoffice Magazine

The intended black comedy is no more than a wan mix of over-the-top unpleasantness and obvious psychologizing.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 19, 2004
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

A tragic story graced with lots of comedic touches, which makes for an often awkward tone.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 19, 2004
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

A new mythology with new morals for a rough, uncertain age.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 18, 2004
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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[The] story and emotions seem a little too big for the frame.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 15, 2004
Erik Childress

Rick is dark, dark comedy at its most hedonistic.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/4

October 14, 2004
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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An ill-advised combination of tragedy and satire, it generally plays like the coffee-break fantasy of a temp who messed up a lunch order and paid for it with his dignity.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 8, 2004
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Everything about this curio is claustrophobic.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

October 8, 2004
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Impressive -- and utterly depressing -- feature debut.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 7, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's rotten to the core and right down to the end. But if you find that such extremes can be fascinating, then the movie may cheer you, not because it is happy, but because it goes for broke.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 6, 2004
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[M]alicious, ironic cruelty dealt with a deft and subtle hand...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

September 28, 2004
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A deliciously bitter tale of lust and betrayal among dog-eat-dog Wall Street bigwigs.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/5

September 24, 2004
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Daniel Handler's script has snap, crackle and pop (he's the author of the popular Lemony Snicket children's books), and Curtiss Clayton's direction is darkly crisp.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 24, 2004
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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In this tale of karmic payback, a humiliated job applicant lays a curse on a corporate snake that leads quickly to ruin.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 23, 2004
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Simply put, rrrrRick is grrrreat!

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 20, 2004
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