Call Me Lucky

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Barry Crimmins was a volatile but brilliant bar comic who became an honored peace activist and influential political satirist. Famous comedians and others build a picture of a man who underwent an incredible transformation.

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  • "Call Me Lucky" lives up to the irony and accuracy of its title ...

    Aug 20, 2015 | Full Review…
  • "Call Me Lucky" will be an especially grueling ride for those who can identify with Crimmins' trauma. Yet its toughness does not at all diminish its worth. It remains an essential viewing experience.

    Aug 7, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • An earnest homage that also honors Mr. Crimmins's crusade to drive child pornography off the Internet.

    Aug 6, 2015 | Full Review…
  • As Goldthwait repeatedly returns to footage of a recent performance by Crimmins, in which he's introduced as a great entertainer, all we see are the aimless rants of a self-righteous blowhard.

    Aug 6, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • If it accomplishes nothing else, the new documentary Call Me Lucky should bring some welcome attention to a man who's been under the radar for the past few decades, mostly by his own design.

    Aug 6, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Mike D'Angelo

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  • Angry, quixotic, tragic, heroic - Crimmins' life is stunning. Catch this portrait and you can definitely call yourself lucky.

    Aug 5, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Call Me Lucky

The main reason I watched this documentary was because it was directed by Bobcat Goldwaite. In the past six years he has directed some truly amazing indie films, including "God Bless America," "World's Greatest Dad," and "Willow Creek." Though some of his narratives feel problematic, every one of his films unearths a kooky irony that deals with the human condition in a new, inspiring way. "Call Me Lucky," is Goldwaite's newest film, and it feels like the most personal one yet. Fellow comedian and icon Barry Crimmins is the subject of the film, and though you may believe that this will be a film about the hilarity of Crimmins' career, it becomes clear there's a more sinister subject at the film's heart. Read more at bluefairyblog.com

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