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Lucky Numbers Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Not a great movie, and definitely not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
October 14, 2007
With this dud of a dark comedy, it's clear that director Nora Ephron's unluckiest number is that of John Travolta.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Venable
Supercala.com
December 31, 2005
The ping-pong ball trick was funny...but that was all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 18, 2002
Lucky Numbers" builds from a shaky first act and actually gets funnier as the tone gets darker.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2002
a black comedy that would have been much funnier and edgier if it hadn't been softened up to accomodate a star of Travolta's magnitude.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 7, 2002
About as lucky as a broken mirror.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
October 10, 2001
The colorful cast saves Travolta's hide this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Blake French
NutzWorld
April 3, 2001
does manage to possess an enjoyable tone, but often loses its focus and wonders off in so many directions, it's hard to keep up
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
March 24, 2001
In a brazen gamble that mixes a risky brew of raw indie humor with Hollywood feelgood fluff, Lucky Numbers plays a game with the expectations of both of these audiences.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
March 6, 2001
Es una verdadera pena que una directora capaz como Ephron se haya prestado para esta cinta que ni llega a ser comedia ni thriller en su totalidad
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
February 7, 2001
...a movie with a strong premise nailed down firmly, but no decent characters, inspiration, mild humor or even stable plot structure to top off the package.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
[Ephron] seems to condescend to the characters.
| Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Instead of becoming involved in the convoluted plot, we stand on the outside looking in, not laughing enough to make it all worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Tells too much story at not enough energy. It should have been cut back and cranked up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
All of the main characters in this movie are despicable. This is why they are fun.
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Gemma Files
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A roundelay of frenzied action that racks up deal after extortionate deal and body after body while hit after retro hit plays on the soundtrack; sound and fury, pretty much about nothing.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Director Nora Ephron doesn't quite roll a seven here, but she still leaves the table a winner in this amusing tale of lottery players gone bad.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
would make a fine watch on TV if there were nothing else to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
A satisfying comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
A visually unattractive picture of meager verve and dynamism.
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