Lottery Ticket Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 6, 2014
it has about 40 minutes of story and needs to be padded out to its 99-minute running time
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
January 5, 2013
A tasteless and obnoxious "comedy," "Lottery Ticket" is easily one of the year's worst films.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.0/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 29, 2011
Lottery Ticket is generally harmless; too slight to hold-up the more serious themes it is thinking about, but too well-meaning to be out-and-out insulting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
Patrick Friel
Chicago Reader
December 20, 2010
No doubt the characters are stereotypes, but the performances are handled with a knowing wink and a great deal of fun.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 21, 2010
The cast is terrific and the basic premise is pleasing, but a wavering tone robs Lottery Ticket of some of its power.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 16, 2010
...shallow, clichéd, sentimental, and derivative; but the cast makes up for the plot's deficiencies with an amiable charm that's hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Elias Savada
Film Threat
October 15, 2010
If given the opportunity to see Lottery Ticket again (once was enough!), I'd break down... and buy some lottery tickets instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 10, 2010
...a sporadically entertaining yet hopelessly uneven comedy that just doesn't work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
September 5, 2010
It's remarkable how much 18-year-old Kevin has in common with Ice Cube's Craig (from Friday), as well as how few structural or political changes have occurred over the past 15 years.
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
August 28, 2010
This Lottery Ticket doesn't pay out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 26, 2010
'Lottery Ticket' is a winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
August 26, 2010
A low-budget comedy that's genial, morally sound and wholesome in the Barbershop mode...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 26, 2010
Droll but tepid urban-kid-hits-lotto comedy
Full Review | Original Score: C
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
August 24, 2010
There are enough stereotypes in here to get Dr. Laura frothing at the mouth -- and enough menace to merit co-writing credit for the Hughes brothers.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dan Lybarger
MovieMaker Magazine
August 20, 2010
For a movie like "Lottery Ticket" to work, viewers have to feel as if they themselves have come out ahead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Wilson Morales
AOL Black Voices
August 20, 2010
With Ice Cube producing, and his regular buddies (Mike Epps, Terry Crews and Charlie Murphy) along for the ride, 'Lottery Ticket' is the latest charming and humorous film from the 'hood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 20, 2010
It all comes off a bit like an extended episode of "Everybody Hates Chris" with really bad language.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
August 20, 2010
The chase scenes -- and there are many -- are well shot with deft comic timing. The rest you can see coming all the way from uptown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
August 20, 2010
The very likable young leads salvage this broad comedy from complete disaster but you know you're in trouble when Bow Wow is the best thing about a movie.
Dave White
Movies.com
August 20, 2010
The silly comedy outweighs everything but under it all is a critical subtext that hardly ever gets a voice in mainstream films marketed to black audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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