• R, 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Gil Cates Jr.
    In Theaters:
    Jul 15, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Oct 10, 2011
  • Phase 4 Films
  • Lucky
    2 minutes 36 seconds
    Added: Jun 13, 2011


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Lucky Reviews

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies

Has no sense of tone.

Full Review Source: Ebert Presents At The Movies

July 18, 2011
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Lucky, unfortunately, is terrible: overbearing, obnoxious, and boring.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 11, 2011
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Nothing is bleaker than failed black comedy, which this is.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

July 14, 2011
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Drama cannot live on wobbly metaphors alone, and the untenable roles are played without charisma.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 12, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Mr. Hanks performs with customary blankness and a woeful lack of chemistry with his hardworking co-star.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 14, 2011
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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Nearly every step the movie makes feels completely random, with no payoff.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 22, 2011
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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It gets bogged down in slo-mo indie quirk when it should be faster, more in our face.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

July 13, 2011
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

It's meant to be deadpan but Lucky is just dead, period. Only Graynor manages to inject any life into it. But she might as well be shooting electricity through a corpse

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

July 14, 2011
Harry Haun
Film Journal International

Can a serial killer and a gold-digger find happiness as lottery winners? That's the thin premise of this comedy misfire.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

July 14, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Thank your lucky stars I had to see Gil Cates Jr.'s darkly comic misfire early enough to warn you against wasting your own time and money.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

July 15, 2011
Prairie Miller

Colin Hanks perfects his enigmatic poker face veneer and knack for scary fun, as an Iowa bottom feeder working stiff. Still stuck in perpetual boyhood and living at home with his clinging when not nagging mom Pauline, a wickedly eccentric Ann-Margret.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

June 28, 2011
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

A dark, deeply deranged comedy.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 6/10

July 13, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The concept, perilously high, is further overloaded by performances that are perilously broad, particularly from Graynor and an ill-used Ann-Margret as Ben's mother.

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

July 13, 2011
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