• R, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Nora Ephron
    In Theaters:
    Oct 27, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 20, 2001
  • Paramount Pictures

Opening

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Top Box Office

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62% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

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—— The Calling Aug 29

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95% Rectify: Season 2
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39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

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82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Lucky Numbers Reviews


Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

March 22, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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| Original Score: 2/5

May 8, 2001
Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
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The characters are generally too repulsive even for our toleration, much less our affection, and the comedy is too mild to transcend that lack of involvement.

January 1, 2000
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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The movie is as lifeless and unfunny as a corpse on a slab.

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
John Anderson
Newsday
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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.

January 1, 2000
Robert Horton
Film.com
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All of the main characters in this movie are despicable. This is why they are fun.

January 1, 2000
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Full Review Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Each idea is good for maybe one and a half funny moments, tops. Add them up, and you may have a halfway-decent sitcom episode but not a movie.

January 1, 2000
Sara Wildberger
Miami Herald
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Ends up looking like cut-rate Coen, and it's got an obtrusive soundtrack straight from the heavy-metal bargain bin.

January 1, 2000
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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A visually unattractive picture of meager verve and dynamism.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 1, 2000
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Kudrow is the film's true manic engine, and her ability to carry off perky amorality propels the preposterous plot forward.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It pretty much squanders the talents of everybody involved.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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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.

January 1, 2000
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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There's something refreshing about the way it invites us to splash around in its little wading pool of amorality.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000

Ebert & Roeper
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January 1, 2000
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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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.

January 1, 2000
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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Travolta and Kudrow make a winning combination, and the result is mindless, instantly forgettable comic fluff that will engage you, given half a chance.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Tells too much story at not enough energy. It should have been cut back and cranked up.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Never finds the comic tone it's after.

January 1, 2000
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Clever and diverting.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Bob Thomas
Associated Press
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It's hard to squeeze laughs out of such material, though the talented actors give it their best effort.

January 1, 2000
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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A movie that drips with condescension.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A dark comedy in the muckraking mode that starts out murderously well but then begins to unravel -- just like Russ' misbegotten schemes.

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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[Ephron] seems to condescend to the characters.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The laughs are few in this inert, ungenerous comedy.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

January 1, 2000
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Ephron ... delivers characters and situations that are lame and oddly condescending.

January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
Film.com
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A roundelay of frenzied action that racks up deal after extortionate deal and body after body while hit after retro hit plays on the soundtrack; sound and fury, pretty much about nothing.

January 1, 2000
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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The jokes waft off the screen and pelt the audience with all the force of dust specks.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 1, 2000
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