Rick (2004)

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Based on the opera 'Rigoletto,' this is the story of a middle-aged corporate climber who has lost sight of his humanity. Rick is a cold, emotionless employee of the Image Company, a marketing firm situated in Manhattan's financial district. But Rick has another life, unknown to anyone at his company -- a seemingly quiet domestic arrangement with his teenage daughter, Eve. It is a secret he has kept well hidden from the pernicious confines of his workplace. But when his boss' wandering eye chances upon Eve, Rick must take a stand as a build-up of years of cynicism clash with paternal love.
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R (for sexual content and language)
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Drama
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Sandra Oh
as Michelle
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Critic Reviews for Rick

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

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… | October 22, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
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[The] story and emotions seem a little too big for the frame.

October 15, 2004
Seattle 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… | October 8, 2004
Los Angeles Times
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Everything about this curio is claustrophobic.

Full Review… | October 8, 2004
Boston Globe
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Impressive -- and utterly depressing -- feature debut.

October 7, 2004
L.A. Weekly
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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… | October 6, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Rick

½

The only reason I rented this was because of Daniel Handler, whose Lemony Snicket books I love, and Bill Pullman who I find a very unique and interesting actor. Having said that, I found this film pretty hard to like, but I suppose it's meant to be that way. I thought the message of how surrounding yourself with corruption and cruel, disgusting people can turn you into one of them was interesting, but overall I just didn't care for the film that much. The ending was excellent, but the dark, dirty tone throughout most of the film is uncomfortable and a bit off-putting.

Caleb McCandless
Caleb McCandless

(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] It is a good movie but it isn't exactly something I'm going to watch again anytime soon. Pullman is good here and you truly do come to hate his character.

TTT C
TTT C

beware chinese curses. sadly there are really people in the world like this. in the end all this film gave me was a bad feeling in the pit of my gut. meaning the creators did a good job of getting their point across.

laurie e
laurie e

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