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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Lucky You is hardly Mr. Hanson's strongest effort, but it does contain many of his saving graces: a warm regard for his characters, an unhurried pace for his narrative and a grown-up sense of morality.
It's a ponderous, anemic bore about how to play poker that exploits the trendy gambling fever that is all the rage on the Internet and cable TV, but doesn't have enough energy to keep the most catatonic tournament-poker addict awake.
Movies, like poker, can result in some unexpected combinations. Who knew, for example, that the director of L.A. Confidential and the screenwriter of The Insider and Munich, working together, would add up to a losing hand?
While Lucky You may not stand in the august company of Hanson movies like L.A. Confidential, 8 Mile and the unfairly overlooked In Her Shoes, it is a lot more entertaining than its well-played premise might initially seem.
A wise, lived-in three-hander with nothing much to claim for itself except a pair of pocket-ace performances and the kind of silver-tongued fast-talk that hasn't been much heard in these parts since Billy Wilder and Ben Hecht hung up their hats.