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  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Imagine a quietly creepy "X-Men" prequel -- in French -- and you have this odd little parable. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Ricky is a bold, ambitious hybrid that only intermittently reaches the heights toward which it audaciously aims. show more

  • 63
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    In this season of self-important filmmaking, it's nice to watch a movie that entertains while refusing to take itself too seriously. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Parables are stories about other people that help us live our own lives. The problem with the French film Ricky is that the lesson of the parable is far from clear, and nobody is likely to encounter this situation in his own life. show more

  • 80
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    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. show more

  • 50
    Melissa Anderson Village Voice

    Ozon's fractured-working-class-family magical realism, liberally adapted from Rose Tremain's short story, "Moth," works best in specific moments. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    The deeper Ricky plunges into allegory, the shakier its grasp of the material. show more

  • 50

    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 -- and admittedly funny -- story of a mutant baby. show more

  • 67
    The A.V. Club

    The frisson between the two halves is intriguing for a while, but it leaves the film feeling adrift. show more

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