• PG-13, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Erik White
    In Theaters:
    Aug 20, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 16, 2010
  • Warner Bros. Pictures


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Lottery Ticket Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: B

February 18, 2012
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 31, 2011
Patrick Friel
Chicago Reader
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No doubt the characters are stereotypes, but the performances are handled with a knowing wink and a great deal of fun.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 20, 2010
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...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 Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

November 16, 2010
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

'Lottery Ticket' is a winner.

Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) | Original Score: 3/4

August 26, 2010
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

A low-budget comedy that's genial, morally sound and wholesome in the Barbershop mode...

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: B-

August 26, 2010
Wilson Morales
AOL Black Voices

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 Source: AOL Black Voices | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 20, 2010
Dave White

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 Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 3/5

August 20, 2010
Jen Yamato

A 'hood comedy with heart.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 20, 2010
Mike Scott

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 Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 20, 2010
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Lottery Ticket sags in its middle buts its energy, comedy and characters also provide much entertainment.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 20, 2010
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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 Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

August 20, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Many of these moments work, but the entire package just doesn't quite jell.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 20, 2010
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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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.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail

August 20, 2010
Andy Webster
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 20, 2010
Nell Minow

This genial little fairy tale of a comedy gives us a likable hero and an irresistible fantasy.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: B

August 19, 2010
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Like Kevin's lucky fortune cookie, Lottery Ticket is a sweet treat with a substantive message.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 19, 2010
Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
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A formulaic comedy that's enlivened by the high spirits of its supporting players.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 19, 2010
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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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 Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

August 19, 2010
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
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If Lottery Ticket had as much conviction as laughs, it could have hit the jackpot.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

August 19, 2010
John Anderson
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February 23, 2012
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