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Lucky Break Reviews

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November 7, 2003
Well, this is definitely a disappointment.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 28, 2002
If you adored The Full Monty so resoundingly that you're dying to see the same old thing in a tired old setting, then this should keep you reasonably entertained.
Read More | Original Score: 62/100
December 8, 2002
Overall, it's good, not great. This is a pleasant enough but small English romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 21, 2002
The end result is like cold porridge with only the odd enjoyably chewy lump.
July 20, 2002
The formulaic script, stocked with not one truly menacing inmate, echoes far too many sentimental post-Full Monty imports.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 31, 2002
A prison comedy that never really busts out of its comfy little cell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 17, 2002
If The Full Monty was a freshman fluke, Lucky Break is [Cattaneo] sophomore slump.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
May 13, 2002
It's what the Brits themselves might call fair to middling.
April 26, 2002 adorably whimsical comedy that deserves more than a passing twinkle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2002
No worse a film than Breaking Out, and Breaking Out was utterly charming.
April 24, 2002
A pleasing but routine British comedy set in an English prison.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 24, 2002
Nothing more than a widget cranked out on an assembly line to see if stupid Americans will get a kick out of goofy Brits with cute accents performing ages-old slapstick and unfunny tricks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 19, 2002
While we can forgive Cattaneo for succumbing to temptation, we must also damn him and screenwriter Ronan Bennett (Face) for failing to attempt to improve on the original idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 19, 2002
The intent is almost exactly the same [as The Full Monty]. All that's missing is the spontaneity, originality and delight.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 19, 2002
A bit of jailhouse schlock, sure, but you'll enjoy doing the time.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 19, 2002
A pleasant effort that doesn't hit any of its targets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 19, 2002
The movie has a raffish charm and good-hearted characters, and like The Full Monty it makes good use of the desperation beneath the comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2002
Even if it ultimately disappoints, the picture does have about a matinee admission's worth of funny to keep it afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2002
Mike Leigh mainstay Timothy Spall deftly shades in the designated goner, fellow Still Crazy alum Bill Nighy is sweetly wispy as the capable fop, and anger-management counselor Olivia Williams trembles pleasantly as usual.
April 8, 2002
Not as good as The Full Monty, but a really strong second effort.
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