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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Seems to want to be a fierce satire of corporate culture. But by hewing so faithfully to their source, the creators don't let the material pursue its own direction, and the result feels dramatically arbitrary. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    If you require that you "like" a movie, then Rick is not for you, because there is nothing likable about it. 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. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    A devilish updating of Verdi's "Rigoletto." show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Everything about this curio is claustrophobic. show more

  • 80
    Merle Bertrand Film Threat

    Haunting and chilling, yet biting black tragi-comedy. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A deliciously bitter tale of lust and betrayal. show more

  • 50
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    It’s a frequently riveting gambit, and the actors give it their all. However, the mood and the stylized camerawork make the proceedings too arch to completely succeed. show more

  • 80
    Ella Taylor L.A. Weekly

    This impressive - and utterly depressing - feature debut is another in the current rush of testaments to the power of the new corporation to suck the goodness from its employees and all who have the misfortune to enter its orbit. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    Rick (Bill Pullman) is an embittered cad who fails to earn the audience's sympathy, so the film falls short of its source's tragic dimensions. That aside, Daniel Handler's script and Curtiss Clayton's direction hit all the right notes, especially in the final act. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    Feels like it was written by an oddball artist-temp type with an ax to grind - which, as it happens, it was. show more

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