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Lucky Numbers Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Tells too much story at not enough energy. It should have been cut back and cranked up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Instead of becoming involved in the convoluted plot, we stand on the outside looking in, not laughing enough to make it all worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Not a great movie, and definitely not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Gags hit with sledgehammer heaviness and most of them mock the movie's own characters so relentlessly -- and mirthlessly -- that one winces rather than laughs.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
A visually unattractive picture of meager verve and dynamism.
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Just too tame.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Leave it to director Nora Ephron to declaw a black comedy like Lucky Numbers, turning it into something docile and almost sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 6, 2001
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
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
[Ephron] seems to condescend to the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
The laughs are few in this inert, ungenerous comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
A dark comedy in the muckraking mode that starts out murderously well but then begins to unravel -- just like Russ' misbegotten schemes.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
A movie that drips with condescension.
Stephen Whitty
Newhouse News Service
January 1, 2000
A black comedy really works only if everybody is equally heartless... But Travolta seems determined to play a hero, and the movie gets knocked off balance.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1, 2000
Now I like dumb comedy as much as the next dimwit, but not when the filmmakers condescend to their characters in order to make the audience feel superior.
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 1, 2000
It's the easiest kind of comedy, comedy of derision. No joke about the rubes is left alone. And no obvious plot twist is, either.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
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Urban Cinefile
February 9, 2001
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 1, 2000
Erika Milvy
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008

News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000

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April 16, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
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