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Lucky Numbers Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Looks like your basic formulaic undertaking, but it's got a lovely subversive edge to it.
January 1, 2000
While there are a few decent laughs to be had here and there, the film's a bit too listless when it should have been more hyperactive and too dull when it should have been razor-sharp.
January 1, 2000
No one in Lucky Numbers is either likable or interestingly offbeat -- and you need one or the other quality to hold your attention through this slimy enterprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 1, 2000
Just too tame.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
There is so much backstabbing and double-crossing, it's hard to tell up from down.
January 1, 2000
Filled with enough laughs (there's an amazing visual gag involving a semi-truck) and good performances that it's probably worth a look.
January 1, 2000
There's not enough here to compensate for extended stretches of dead space.
January 1, 2000
Travolta and Kudrow make a winning combination, and the result is mindless, instantly forgettable comic fluff that will engage you, given half a chance.
January 1, 2000
To say that it hasn't been a very good year for John Travolta may be the understatement of all time.
January 1, 2000
Russ Richards and Crystal Latroy are so primally empty that they never become interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Nothing seems to ring true in this formulaic story.
January 1, 2000
Suffers from unlikable characters, big plot holes, and annoying performances that not even Travolta and Kudrow can save it from.
January 1, 2000
Leave it to director Nora Ephron to declaw a black comedy like Lucky Numbers, turning it into something docile and almost sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Taking a chance on Lucky Number is a lot like playing the actual lottery. You might enjoy it, but the odds are against you.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
It pretty much squanders the talents of everybody involved.
Read More | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
The wobbly, uncertain tone of Nora Ephron's minimal direction makes Lucky Numbers a miss from the start.
January 1, 2000
The laughs are few in this inert, ungenerous comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 1, 2000
Adam Resnick's script is flat, failing to provide a sense of escalating tension or much humor, and relying primarily on endless profanity for cheap laughs.
January 1, 2000
Gags hit with sledgehammer heaviness and most of them mock the movie's own characters so relentlessly -- and mirthlessly -- that one winces rather than laughs.
January 1, 2000
An overgrown bush of a picture, it is in bad need of pruning to let the best flowers have the light to bloom.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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