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Lucky Bastard Reviews

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Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
April 21, 2014
Occasionally toys with a smarter critique of the culture, though the film is not as clever as it thinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Labuza
Variety
February 21, 2014
None of the murders is particularly well staged (the sound effects feel distinctly off), yielding little in the way of suspense.
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
February 3, 2014
Lucky Bastard will regrettably leave most horror fans with a serious case of blue balls after a whimpering climax goes disappointingly soft. Think I can cram any more sexual puns in there? That's what she said.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Witney Seibold
Nerdist
May 23, 2014
The NC-17-rated Lucky Bastard uses the found footage gimmick to surprisingly strong effect, and it give a refreshingly frank view of the porn industry, but eventually steeps into moralizing and tut-tutting that left a very sour taste in my mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine
February 12, 2014
In the end, considering the numerous ways the film goes limp, it seems credibility still eludes the found-footage genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
February 13, 2014
If nothing else (and that is pretty accurate), this found-footage horror film comprises the perfect storm of keywords to ensure moderate online success: porn, guns, boobs, simulated rape, antisocial psychopath.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
June 5, 2014
Two contrived things, found-footage and porn, combine to create a flick that is distasteful and downright disgusting in so many ways.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 21, 2014
An especially underwhelming found-footage thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
February 13, 2014
A sorry-looking found-footage thriller as unconvincing as its characters' thrashing orgasms.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 11, 2014
Nathan and cowriter Lukas Kendall bobble the intro with some tension-ruining footage shot by police, but once the movie skips back in time to a sunny Van Nuys mansion decked out with hidden cameras, the concept takes on absorbing life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
February 13, 2014
For all its teasingly provocative set-up, it ultimately reveals itself to be pretty vanilla.
Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
February 20, 2014
Lucky Bastard mostly combines the worst of all worlds [...] This is amateur-hour all around.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Rob Staeger
Village Voice
February 11, 2014
The film is most successful when humanizing the people behind the objectification, with lives beyond the smut.
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
February 21, 2014
It's a surprisingly effective little thriller that entertains with laughs, nudity, and a third act bloodletting that feels a bit like Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
January 31, 2014
Lucky Bastard is a frank, fascinating, and decidedly "adult" piece of horror filmmaking.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
February 14, 2014
Creepy, gradually suspenseful and well-acted, but not as provocative or profound as it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.15/10
Kam Williams
Baret News
February 11, 2014
A compelling, high body-count whodunit for folks willing to watch a lot of kinky cavorting while trying to unravel clues leading to the killer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
February 14, 2014
Had it tried a bit harder, Lucky Bastard would have been a classic, instead of a clever if sometimes contrived creepshow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Staci Layne Wilson
Yahoo! Movies
April 9, 2013
"Lucky Bastard" is [a] very rare cinematic and suspenseful found footage film.
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
April 3, 2013
A fairly clever little indie film that shrewdly marries the popular but well-worn "found footage" framing device to a prurient storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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