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My Lucky Star

My Lucky Star (2013)

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Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 2

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Movie Info

Directed by American helmer Dennie Gordon and produced by Ming Beaver Kwei, Second Chan, William Cheng, Ling Lucas and Zhang, the film is set for a limited release across the U.S. and Canada in major metro areas, including Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, and the Washington, D.C., area, with specific locations to be announced. (c) China Lion

Unrated,

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$50.0k

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (7)

My Lucky Star is wholesome, effortless entertainment that runs smoothly enough but seldom takes one's breath away in the romance department.

September 20, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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After watching it, you may need a few moments to remember which decade this is, because the film has the tone and silliness of a "Pink Panther" movie or an episode of the 1960s sitcom "Get Smart."

September 19, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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It's hardly original, but as the plot bounces from Singapore to Hong Kong and the lavishly gaudy Venetian Resort in Macao, "My Lucky Star" plays out like a sparkling, brightly lit travelogue with Zhang as a bubbly tour guide.

September 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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While Zhang is one of China's greatest international stars, "My Lucky Star" is utterly provincial.

September 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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The outrageous story is engaging, even if some of its hilarity is lost in subtitular translation. While the film does not lack production values and panache, Gordon's direction often seems thoughtless.

September 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The movie displays a fair amount of visual invention in its sight gags, stunt choreography, and bright color schemes.

September 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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(A) candy-floss concoction that is never particularly gripping but certainly delivers slick visuals and an engaging bunch of performances from a committed cast.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: sbs.com.au
sbs.com.au

Director Gordon keeps the story flowing smoothly and the photography, by cinematographer Armando Salas, is picture perfect.

September 26, 2013 Full Review Source: MediaMikes
MediaMikes

The result is the blandest of both worlds. My Lucky Star is neither a particularly thrilling spy movie nor a very original romance.

September 20, 2013 Full Review Source: National Post
National Post

Ziyi Zhang as heroine in 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' rom-com? Yes.

September 20, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

If this dreck is what the Chinese market thinks we like, you have to wonder what kind of impression our movies make on them.

September 19, 2013 Full Review Source: NOW Toronto
NOW Toronto

In spite of its drawbacks, My Lucky Star is always fun to watch and better than, say, a Jennifer Aniston/Gerard Butler vehicle.

September 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Zhang's character is so idiotically naive and her adventures so flairlessly executed that it's the thing to escape from.

September 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Daily Herald (IL)
Daily Herald (IL)

Appropriating American rom-com tropes with such gusto...My Lucky Star is a cutesy Chinese caper cooked up with nothing but old scraps.

September 19, 2013 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

Yet another limp spy spoof that fails to make any interesting critiques about the genre, let alone construct a humorous gag.

September 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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