Critic Reviews for Rick
By hewing so faithfully to their source, the creators don't let the material pursue its own direction, and the result feels dramatically arbitrary.
[The] story and emotions seem a little too big for the frame.
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.
Impressive -- and utterly depressing -- feature debut.
Audience Reviews for Rick
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.
(***): [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.
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.
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