Not a great movie, and definitely not for kids.
| Original Score: 2/5
With this dud of a dark comedy, it's clear that director Nora Ephron's unluckiest number is that of John Travolta.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
The ping-pong ball trick was funny...but that was all.
| Original Score: 4/10
Lucky Numbers" builds from a shaky first act and actually gets funnier as the tone gets darker.
| Original Score: 3/4
a black comedy that would have been much funnier and edgier if it hadn't been softened up to accomodate a star of Travolta's magnitude.
About as lucky as a broken mirror.
| Original Score: short
The colorful cast saves Travolta's hide this time around.
| Original Score: 6/10
does manage to possess an enjoyable tone, but often loses its focus and wonders off in so many directions, it's hard to keep up
In a brazen gamble that mixes a risky brew of raw indie humor with Hollywood feelgood fluff, Lucky Numbers plays a game with the expectations of both of these audiences.
| Original Score: 7/10
Es una verdadera pena que una directora capaz como Ephron se haya prestado para esta cinta que ni llega a ser comedia ni thriller en su totalidad
| Original Score: 1/4
...a movie with a strong premise nailed down firmly, but no decent characters, inspiration, mild humor or even stable plot structure to top off the package.
Never finds the comic tone it's after.
The movie is as lifeless and unfunny as a corpse on a slab.
Starts out brilliantly, chugs along quite nicely for a while, then wilts and dies just before it ends.
The jokes simply aren't there; and, while some individual scenes work, the overall pacing is uneven.
The crafty actors hit their marks (Kudrow especially), but those marks sink in the quicksand of an insipid script directed with barely any feeling for comical momentum or stylized charm.
Bits and pieces of it are clever and entertaining, true enough. But not enough to make it a certified hit.
An uneasy blend of broad comedy, raunch and mayhem -- a typically wobbly outing from a filmmaker who's watchable only when she's got Tom Hanks on board.
There are dark comedies. There are screwball comedies. But there aren't many dark screwball comedies. And if Nora Ephron's Lucky Numbers is any indication, there's a good reason for that.
Ephron and Resnick seem to have lost their way home, allowing the story to unfold rather aimlessly after a reasonably sound set-up.