Ricky Reviews

February 1, 2018
"Ricky" also has its share of weirdness, but it's un-Ozon-like in that the queasy sense of distorted reality isn't in the details, but in the overall story itself.
March 25, 2011
Acaba encontrando uma inesperada estratgia narrativa para mover seus personagens.
May 13, 2010
The story begins in gritty realism, ends in pure fantasy and leaves out most of the alphabet as it makes its way from A to Z.
February 21, 2010
It's not a total success in delivering heartfelt movie satisfaction, but Ozon makes the film with absolute confidence
February 21, 2010
While there may be some sensational elements about this tale from Franois Ozon, it is essentially an engrossing love story with a twist
December 28, 2009
a symbol-filled observation on, well, just about everything.
December 22, 2009
In Ozon's distinctively eccentric style, Ricky applies modern skepticism to the prospect of parthenogenesis (based on an American short story by Rose Tremain), then deepens the concept.
December 20, 2009
Refreshingly unpredictable, imaginative, funny and provocative, but it eventually becomes a bit uneven, awkward and lacks emotional resonance.
December 18, 2009
Ozon's Ricky contains moments of real grit, but also contains a dose of otherworldly magic that only movies can provide.
December 17, 2009
Ricky, the first of two Ozon films to debut this year, marks a return to his busy-bee ways, not least because it feels like two disparate movies joined at the hip.
December 16, 2009
It would be risible if Ozon's hand didn't remain so steady and confident throughout, all the way up to a complicatedly upbeat conclusion that recreates the Christian Annunciation with the straightest of faces.
December 15, 2009
What Ricky lacks is a more thorough, consistent examination of maternal bonds.
December 15, 2009
Ricky's quicksilver changes of mood and genre make for an engaging puzzle, but its last notes of transcendence seem insufficiently earned.
October 18, 2009
The first half is wholly successful, the second one is flawed... and the movement from one part to the other is handled with all the grace of a dachshund on wet ice.
September 11, 2009
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June 8, 2009
Because Ozon doesn't develop his characters once Ricky shows his true nature, the movie's slightly overcooked working-class realism quickly morphs into a grotesque story of a mutant baby. The film's two halves feel almost mutually exclusive.