Lottery Ticket (2010)

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Critic Consensus: There's a worthwhile message at the heart of Lottery Ticket, but it's buried under stale humor, tired stereotypes, and obvious clichés.

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A kid from the projects scores the jackpot in the lottery and fights to protect his ticket over the course of a treacherous holiday weekend in this all-star comedy featuring Ice Cube, Charlie Murphy, Terry Crews, and Loretta Devine. With the Fourth of July fast approaching, Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) purchases a pair of lottery tickets and settles down in front of the television to catch the winning numbers. When Kevin realizes he's just won 370 million dollars, he knows his neighbors will all come knocking the moment word of his massive windfall gets out. And he's right, too; before long, the local thugs are looking to take the ticket by force, and the sexiest girls in the neighborhood are begging to bear his children. Unfortunately for Kevin and his grandma, the lottery-claims office doesn't open until Monday, and over the next 72 hours there are more than a million ways the winning ticket could fall into the wrong hands.
Rating:
PG-13 (for sexual content, language including a drug reference, some violence and brief underage drinking)
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

Bow Wow
as Kevin Carson
Loretta Devine
as Grandma
Ice Cube
as Mr. Washington
Keith David
as Sweet Tee
Terry Crews
as Jimmy the Driver
Mike Epps
as Reverend Taylor
Bill Bellamy
as Giovanni
Vince Green
as Malik
Jason Weaver
as Ray-Ray
Teairra Mari
as Nikki Swayze
Fahim Najm
as Junior
T-Pain
as Junior
Stacie Davis
as Reporter
Andre Mayon
as Officer Ross
Brittany Eady
as Attractive Lady
Timfreit D'Rane
as Angry Man
Sky Cameron
as Little Girl
Eric J. Little
as Random Neighbor
Taneka Johnson
as Random Neighbor #2
Tonea Stewart
as Random Neighbor #3
IronE Singleton
as Random Neighbor #4
Darryl D. Moore
as Random Neighbor #5
Danielle Lewis
as Voice in the Crowd
Shantis Thompson
as Female Voice
Maria Duarte
as Bonnie Berry
Miko Defoor
as Janitor
Bobby L. Graham, Sr.
as Brother Conner
L. Stephanie Ray
as Rev. Taylor's Ex-Wife
Lance Toland
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Lottery Ticket

All Critics (79) | Top Critics (24)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
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Full Review… | January 30, 2011
Miami Herald
Top Critic

No doubt the characters are stereotypes, but the performances are handled with a knowing wink and a great deal of fun.

Full Review… | December 20, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

There are enough stereotypes in here to get Dr. Laura frothing at the mouth -- and enough menace to merit co-writing credit for the Hughes brothers.

Full Review… | August 23, 2010
I.E. Weekly
Top Critic

It all comes off a bit like an extended episode of "Everybody Hates Chris" with really bad language.

Full Review… | August 20, 2010
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Let's call it four out of six numbers, with no power bonus. Some payoff, but don't quit your job.

Full Review… | August 20, 2010
Detroit News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Lottery Ticket

½

Very predictable, and pretty generic. But the movie has a few very funny one-liners, and a pretty good performance by Bow Wow. Not the best out there, but I've seen comedies that are a lot worse than this for sure.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

A very unfunny and boring movie. It was an interesting concept but a bad execution. I only laughed 3 times the whole movie. D

Richard C
Richard C

Super Reviewer

Moral: "Money Doesn't Change You, It Changes the People Around You!" It was entertaining and fun, not alot of comedy involved but it was a good movie. Kevin Carson is a young man living in the projects who has to survive a three-day weekend after his opportunistic neighbors find out he's holding a winning lottery ticket worth $350 million.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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