Lucky You Reviews

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
June 30, 2007
It is amazing how safe Hanson and company play it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 4, 2007
The whole house of cards collapses into an agreeable sort of predictability.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
June 30, 2007
Gambling and love rarely mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
May 4, 2007
Lucky You is drowsy and unsure of itself, bad news if you're a poker player or a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 4, 2007
When a deck of cards trumps plot and character development, the film is bound to fold.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
May 4, 2007
Lucky You lingers at the poker tables, then races through the romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
May 4, 2007
You gotta know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em -- in this movie, the wise viewer will toss in his cards as soon as Robert Downey Jr.'s scene is over.
| Original Score: C
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
May 4, 2007
In the end, Lucky You lays out poker as a sterile corporate undertaking. For lovers of the game and lovers of the cinema, it's far from a safe bet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 2, 2007
It's dull, dull, dull.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 3, 2007
When you reach the 90-minute mark in Lucky You, it may occur to you that nothing has happened except a couple meaningless games of poker and a semi-romance between two people who aren't suited for each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Stevens
E! Online
May 4, 2007
Should you ante up? Nah, save your chips for a more exciting game.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
May 3, 2007
Despite being full of platitudes and aphorisms and neat, tidy dialogue that sounds like it's summing up the themes, it's STILL not clear what the movie's point is.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
Since Lucky You overdid the poker cliches to death, let me end with one of my favorites: 'You got to know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em.' It seems this film never learned that lesson.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
May 2, 2007
Barrymore finds love with a degenerate gambler and proves she cannot act. Easily ruins the movie with no chemistry with Bana.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 4, 2008
Better to fold 'em than to spend time watching Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore go literally nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 14, 2007
As soon as it has to face the real world, and deal with "emotions," it goes completely slack.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 4, 2007
Staying home and playing solitaire would be two levels more interesting than watching this movie, which is directed, or rather embalmed, by L.A. Confidential man Curtis Hanson.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
May 2, 2007
If watching endless reruns of the World Championship of Poker is your idea of a hot weekend, there's finally a movie for you and your sad life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Don't bet on Barrymore's lackluster poker rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 4, 2007
Dispassionate and dull despite some strong performances, Lucky You just feels played out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 30, 2007

ComingSoon.net
August 4, 2007
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