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Lucky Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 13, 2011
The concept, perilously high, is further overloaded by performances that are perilously broad, particularly from Graynor and an ill-used Ann-Margret as Ben's mother.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
July 13, 2011
A dark, deeply deranged comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
June 28, 2011
Colin Hanks perfects his enigmatic poker face veneer and knack for scary fun, as an Iowa bottom feeder working stiff. Still stuck in perpetual boyhood and living at home with his clinging when not nagging mom Pauline, a wickedly eccentric Ann-Margret.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
July 22, 2011
Nearly every step the movie makes feels completely random, with no payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
July 18, 2011
Has no sense of tone.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 15, 2011
Thank your lucky stars I had to see Gil Cates Jr.'s darkly comic misfire early enough to warn you against wasting your own time and money.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 14, 2011
Mr. Hanks performs with customary blankness and a woeful lack of chemistry with his hardworking co-star.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 14, 2011
Nothing is bleaker than failed black comedy, which this is.
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
July 14, 2011
Can a serial killer and a gold-digger find happiness as lottery winners? That's the thin premise of this comedy misfire.
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
July 14, 2011
It's meant to be deadpan but Lucky is just dead, period. Only Graynor manages to inject any life into it. But she might as well be shooting electricity through a corpse
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
July 13, 2011
It gets bogged down in slo-mo indie quirk when it should be faster, more in our face.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
July 12, 2011
Drama cannot live on wobbly metaphors alone, and the untenable roles are played without charisma.
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
July 11, 2011
Lucky, unfortunately, is terrible: overbearing, obnoxious, and boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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