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Good Luck Chuck (2007)


Average Rating: 2.8/10
Reviews Counted: 114
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 108

Critics Consensus: A shortage of laughs and an undercurrent of mean-spiritedness undermine Good Luck Chuck, squandering a decent premise on gross-out humor and shopworn slapstick.

Average Rating: 2.8/10
Critic Reviews: 28
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 27

Critics Consensus: A shortage of laughs and an undercurrent of mean-spiritedness undermine Good Luck Chuck, squandering a decent premise on gross-out humor and shopworn slapstick.


Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 318,222


Movie Info

A serial dater afflicted with a lifelong curse of loneliness attempts to win the love of a clumsy but beautiful penguin expert in the one romantic comedy that proves true love never comes easy. As a ten-year-old boy, Charlie (Dane Cook), breaks the cardinal rule of spin-the-bottle by refusing to kiss a demented goth girl. Crushed by the disheartening snub and determined to ensure that Charlie never finds true love, the vengeful brooder places a hex on the cowardly rule breaker that follows him … More

R (for sequences of strong sexual content including crude dialogue, nudity, language and some drug use)
Directed By:
Written By:
Josh Stolberg
In Theaters:
Jan 15, 2008
Box Office:
Lionsgate Films - Official Site



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Critic Reviews for Good Luck Chuck

All Critics (114) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (108) | DVD (9)

A cesspool of irrational plot points and flaccid punch lines.

Full Review… | January 18, 2008
Time Out New York
Top Critic

What isn't forgivable, though, is being boring, and Good Luck Chuck has all the engaging magnetism of an unflushed toilet.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
Top Critic

The script is so reliant on wish-fulfillment it forgets to add those important little touches: you know, wit, sincerity, characterisation, that kind of thing... A very cheap shot - and hardly anyone calls him 'Chuck'.

Full Review… | November 9, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Can we finally just admit that Dane Cook isn't funny?

Full Review… | September 26, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

This is an unoriginal, dull-witted, juvenile, crude, offensive, idiotic and pointless romantic comedy that makes no sense. None.

September 25, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Good Luck Chuck is so undistinguished that it feels like an extended screen test.

Full Review… | September 25, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

We've never gotten the appeal of Cook, and this did nothing to explain it.

Full Review… | February 8, 2012
Time Out Chicago

The cracking performances from Alba and Cook do wonders at papering over these creative fissures.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all, right?

Full Review… | February 9, 2011

The only plausible scenario in this movie is the idea that a woman would be so annoyed by Dane Cook, she'd be willing to put a curse on him.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Boston Phoenix

... a bit like being at an entertaining party ruined by a some obnoxious loud-mouths shouting obscenities.

Full Review… | July 5, 2008

Whether or not you appreciate Dane Cook's spastic, hyperactive brand of observational humor, he cannot be held solely responsible for the unmitigated disaster that is 'Good Luck Chuck.'

April 9, 2008
San Francisco Examiner

...comes off as the latest misfire from erstwhile comedian Dane Cook...

Full Review… | March 13, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

Apparently someone out there thought it would be a good idea to capitalize on American's love for penguins AND gross-out comedies.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
The Scorecard Review

A transparent excuse for a constant parade of topless females eager to assume a compromising position. The only thing missing was a cheesy porn soundtrack.

Full Review… | January 18, 2008

To paraphrase one of Chuck's girlfriends, this is a film that finds no shame in licking the sand off the balls of comedy.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008

Crude, vulgar and dispiriting to watch.

Full Review… | November 9, 2007
This is London

Shoddily written.

Full Review… | November 9, 2007

Cross the street to avoid this one.

Full Review… | November 9, 2007

Terminally unfunny

Full Review… | November 9, 2007
Sun Online

If it wasn't for the presence of leading lady Jessica Alba, Good Luck Chuck would be lucky to get even a DVD release.

Full Review… | November 9, 2007
Daily Mirror [UK]

Good Luck Chuck has its moments - though the half-decent comedy moments are outweighed by the gags that fizzle and the cruddy loutish moments.

Full Review… | November 9, 2007

An unpleasant sex romp of the kind Robin Askwith made in the 1970s.

Full Review… | November 9, 2007

As dire a cum-com as ever shot its load on a cinema screen.

Full Review… | November 9, 2007
Total Film

Audience Reviews for Good Luck Chuck

A man falls in love just as he realizes that all his exes immediately find happy relationships after they date him.
I find the premise of this film interesting and engaging. However, the execution leaves much to be desired. Rather than crafting a character who has some special insight or unique effect that allows his girlfriends to be emotionally prepared for a real relationship, the film resorts to some voodoo bullshit and devolves into a cliche sex comedy. There are a few moments when Charlie seems to have depth, but throughout most of the film his as plastic as Dane Cook's comedy act.
Cam's character also deserves comment. She serves as a vessel for male interest. And that's all. She has quirks, demonstrated by her klutziness, but she's only klutzy when there's a bit; at all other times, Jessica Alba plays her as cute girl with a confidence and charm that belies the rest of the character. So as often happens, women in romantic comedies are devoid of personality, reduced to objects of male desire.
Overall, this film could have been so good in the right hands, but it's not.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer


Good Luck Chuck is a bad comedy that has a few minor laughs, but ultimately fails in being an effective comedy. Dane Cook is a horrible comedian, and aside from his minor role in Waiting is definitely not funny. This film lacks anything original, interesting and truly entertaining. I found that this film was peppered with clichés and a poor plot, not to mention a bad cast. This is a film that is not worth seeing, and you'd be better off watching something else. Dane Cook's career as a comedian is a mess and he is one of the worst comedians that I have seen. He was humorous in Waiting, and aside from that, he never did anything worth seeing. His routine is just stupid gimmicks where he makes irritating noises. It's no wonder the guy fails as an actor, his delivery just doesn't cut it, and it becomes tiresome. Good Luck Chuck was a painful experience to sit through and in the long run, it is a highly forgettable film that is probably now sold in bargain bins. This might have been a film that could have worked if the cast would have been better, and it definitely needed a script rewrite with emphasis on writing better jokes. Dane Cook sucks and this film proves it yet again. The film like I said only has minor laughs, with most of the jokes falling flat and are unfunny to begin with. Skip this pointless, uninteresting comedy; you'll be glad you did. Good Luck Chuck is a horrible film that just doesn't deliver the comedy goods that a film with this sort of idea.

Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer


[My predicted rating: 2.5]

This one was a great surprise to me, I was all set to watch a passable RomCom, but this was definitely a funny, albeit pretty crude Comedy. Dane Cook (not heard of before) was of course the star of this film, it was easy watching, cringeable in parts, corny but quite original.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

I watched this? I rated it but don't remember. Obviously a forgettable movie.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Good Luck Chuck Quotes

Cam: People will believe what they want to believe.
– Submitted by Cathy D (2 years ago)

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