Lottery Ticket Synopsis
A young man must survive the weekend with greedy neighbors before he can claim his lottery prize.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
This movie's good. It's fast, deftly paced and funny.
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Entertainment Weekly

If Lottery Ticket had as much conviction as laughs, it could have hit the jackpot.
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By Michelle Orange
More helpful is Ice Cube's endearing performance as an aged sparring partner of Leon Spinks and Muhammad Ali who provides cover and advice...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Like Kevin's lucky fortune cookie, Lottery Ticket is a sweet treat with a substantive message.
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
The Lottery Ticket doesn't hit the comedy jackpot, but it doesn't roll snake eyes, either. In my book, that's a winner.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Lottery Ticket is likable, and that goes a long way.
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
There are some amusing looks at the elation - and panic - that come with winning big, from the praise-Jesus swooning of Kevin's grandma...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Lottery Ticket is no prize.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's easy to see the potential in Lottery Ticket, which boasts an entertaining idea and a game cast. But you only win big if every number...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
No one on the creative side has his eyes on the characters, so they flounder in a sea of misguided energy.
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By movie_wacko
NOT GOING TO GET NEAR THE OSCARS...trite and boring...and used the word "******" many times during the movie....Not a good thing since it is not P.C. and whitey is discriminated against for even...

Typical Story - Fun To Watch

By KalelFan
The film takes on common issues with a young man who wants to do the right then when others are steering him elsewhere. It is almost Shakespearian as the underdog/hero, played by Bow Wow, works and...

Good Family Comedy

By jmccloy77
This was a good movie. Its one for the entire family. With the exception of maybe a couple scenes. But overall, it was a good movie. I really enjoyed it. The cast was great. The story line was good....

Too Funny

By krissyjoy80
The movie was very entertaining and had a great story line! Two thumbs up!! (=...

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By jackonassis
This movie is die hard funny but some parts of it is scary. good movie though....

Would not go see it

By garrdnerr
To me this movie delivered a message that the only way out of poverty or the hood is to win the lottery… I’m so tired of the blacks or the African American community being portrayed as having no...

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By lion801
I really enjoyed this movie. Was not sure about Bow Wow but he did really well & my kids also loved it!...

Mother of a 13 years old

By shajack1
My daughter and her friends enjoyed the movie......It was so boring and poorly acted that I fell asleep...Bow Wow did a decent job..I am so sick of African American Actors playing these over the...

Five Word Review

By sheribillie
Good story not really funny...

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Rated PG-13 | For brief underage drinking, sexual content, language, drug reference and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Funny but stereotypical, overly violent comedy for teens.
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