The Guilty Pleasures: “Ricochet”

Dan Rohr

Dan lives for five things: Movies, Jazz Rap, Statistics, Chili, and his family who have no idea how huge a nerd he really is. Like almost everybody else on this page, he has a job dealing with computer/internet-y things for a company he helped start after college. You can find him on Flickchart as espin39.  

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6 Responses

  1. Feehily says:

    I so abhor this choice for a guilty pleasure that I pasted my comment from facebook here too!! How is this a guilty pleasure? Ricochet is a forgotten gem not a guilty pleasure! Something like Virtuosity would be a guilty pleasure or having “Dancing Queen” by Abba on your ipod… Maybe you should check what defines a guilty pleasure?

  2. KingofPain says:


    ABBA isn’t really a guilty pleasure, either. They’re one of the biggest, most successful bands of all time. “Dancing Queen” is a hugely popular song. Now, when it comes to watching their videos or their movie or Mamma Mia!… that’s different matter.

    Ricochet is a pretty crazy movie. I probably saw it 50 times on cable when I was younger, and I would say that it’s not for everybody. It is actually pretty great, though, from what I remember. Lithgow is hilarious. I might rewatch it this weekend just to refresh.

  3. Feehily says:

    Abba are primarily successful amongst women and gay men, a heterosexual man would not openly admit to liking Abba. So…
    yeah. They may like them but only privately or while drunk. Hence the Guilty Pleasure label I have bestowed upon them.

    Ricochet is great, it is a phycological thriller with acting chops spewing out of it from all angles. If you don’t like I imagine there is something wrong with you or you are 3 years old :p

  4. KingofPain says:


    I am heterosexual and I do like ABBA. In fact, what heterosexual male wouldn’t find Agnetha and Frida scorchingly attractive? Even one of the guys from KISS (I forget who it was now) admits that ABBA was a good group. KISS is an heterosexual band, wouldn’t you say? How many groupies did those guys get their hands on?

  5. Daniel Rohr says:

    Here’s my thinking on why Ricochet is a Guilty Pleasure, as I said in the last line. I consider a guilty pleasure to be something everybody else thinks pretty much sucks. For a movie to have 30% Flickchart wins on less than 10,000 rankings, it means people generally don’t like it. It has its fans obviously but so do all guilty pleasures.

    I love it but if you described a movie with Ice-T and an Aryan Brotherhood, Phonebook-armored prison fight, wouldn’t a “normal” person instantly dismiss it as trash?

    I would consider one of the previous Guilty Pleasure posts, Point Break, to be a legitimately great movie too and nowhere near a guilty pleasure but the logic here is what the “whole” would consider a guilty pleasure.

    Also, ABBA is for Everybody. I drive my wife crazy watching Mamma Mia at least once a month…

  6. Nigel Druitt says:

    Ha! My wife has driven me crazy watching Mamma Mia! several times. (Just kidding. It’s not terrible; I’m just not a big musical fan in general…) ;)