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Lottery Ticket Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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.
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
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-
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
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
Jen Yamato
Movies.com
August 20, 2010
A 'hood comedy with heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 20, 2010
Despite the predictability, the stereotypes and the occasionally overly sentimental moment, it's fun. Honestly, if that's all you get from a movie like this, well, we have a winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
August 20, 2010
Lottery Ticket sags in its middle buts its energy, comedy and characters also provide much entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 20, 2010
The filmmkers work to make the setting a complicated and relatively convincing place, for all its sitcom-ish aspects, and they treat their characters with affection and respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 20, 2010
Many of these moments work, but the entire package just doesn't quite jell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
August 20, 2010
Erik White and Abdul Williams don't reinvent the wheel of fortune in Lottery Ticket, but the director and screenwriter, respectively, deliver a well-plotted, energetically paced story.
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Andy Webster
New York Times
August 20, 2010
A big, vivid supporting cast - including Faheem Najm (a k a the rapper T-Pain) and the comedians Charlie Murphy and Mike Epps - is a strong asset, as are messages about sexual responsibility and charity in the 'hood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
August 19, 2010
This genial little fairy tale of a comedy gives us a likable hero and an irresistible fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 19, 2010
Like Kevin's lucky fortune cookie, Lottery Ticket is a sweet treat with a substantive message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
August 19, 2010
A formulaic comedy that's enlivened by the high spirits of its supporting players.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
August 19, 2010
Like Barbershop, The Lottery Ticket is about a community as much as it is about a lucky young man who gets in over his head.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
August 19, 2010
If Lottery Ticket had as much conviction as laughs, it could have hit the jackpot.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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John Anderson
Variety
February 23, 2012
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