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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (2002)

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

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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 murdered by the jailers, Riki explodes into a fury of violence as he seeks bloody vengeance against all who would cross him. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky has won a cult following for its deliberately outlandish martial arts violence, in which Riki displays the remarkable ability to punch through his victims -- and even blow them up.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Simon Nam, Tetsuya Saruwatari, Ngai Kai Lam
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 6, 2004
Runtime:
Golden Harvest Company

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Critic Reviews for Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | March 12, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 12, 2008
Village Voice
Top Critic

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

March 12, 2008

Gore galore but not much more.

January 17, 2008
KPBS.org

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

Full Review… | December 24, 2005
Film Threat

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

Full Review… | October 28, 2003

Audience Reviews for Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

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 film does no good and ends up looking like a parody, or rather a slapstick of a martial arts film. Ricky-oh: the Story of Ricky is just as predictable and effortless as the effects and misdirections portrayed in the film. 1/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

utter madness.

Kevin Cookman
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer

Absurdly over the top violence plus hilariously ridiculous dramatization and the result is quite a fun movie

arashxak
Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

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