Call Me Lucky Reviews

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July 20, 2019
There's raw humanity at the film's core. Much like with Crimmins himself, it just takes some extra work to see past the rough edges.
August 8, 2017
A labor of love that's more than merely that, Call Me Lucky is one of the few great movies to come out so far this year.
October 30, 2015
It's no wonder Goldthwait used his impressively evolving directing skills on his old pal Crimmins... Barry Crimmins deserves a documentary.
September 2, 2015
Crimmins proves to be a courageous activist, gifted artist and gentle friend ... and Goldthwait films him with the skill, love and dedication that his dear mentor deserves.
August 21, 2015
It's a wild ride for about half the movie. Then it becomes something else altogether. Being from Boston I was familiar with Crimmins' story, but I still wasn't ready for how deep the film cut.
August 20, 2015
"Call Me Lucky" lives up to the irony and accuracy of its title ...
August 10, 2015
The content of Crimmins' words is the driving force of Call Me Lucky, but they're given a presentation of equal impact.
August 7, 2015
The most interesting thing Call Me Lucky does is build up a character we may have been unfamiliar with at the start of the film, only to break him down again to give him even more complexity.
August 7, 2015
Like 'World's Greatest Dad' and 'God Bless America,' its hero is a malcontent ultimately driven by his belief is human potential, often wasted though it may be.
August 7, 2015
"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.
August 6, 2015
An earnest homage that also honors Mr. Crimmins's crusade to drive child pornography off the Internet.
August 6, 2015
You'll be the richer for spending time in Crimmins' company, but the material seems better suited to the small screen.
August 6, 2015
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.
August 6, 2015
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.
August 5, 2015
This is no hagiography. It's a stunning overview of a man pursuing a pure idea of honesty and common sense, with Goldthwait delivering a warts-and-all feature that's riveting.
August 5, 2015
Angry, quixotic, tragic, heroic - Crimmins' life is stunning. Catch this portrait and you can definitely call yourself lucky.
August 4, 2015
Call Me Lucky is a loving but fair portrait of the artist as a heroic hothead.
August 3, 2015
Call Me Lucky does justice to Crimmins' talent, but doesn't trust its subject enough to tell his own story.
August 3, 2015
Barry Crimmins has the kind of story that could have been a footnote, but Goldthwait is determined to give this strong, funny, unique man his own spotlight again. I'm glad he did.
August 3, 2015
Interspersing clips of his daredevil comedy days in Boston to more recent sojourns at his reclusive upstate New York dwelling, [the] film is both a personality profile and a sociological-political satire of the places and times that Crimmins skewered.
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