• Released
  • July 15, 2011
  • (Limited 7/15)
  • R , 1 hr 30 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
Lucky Synopsis
A South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to start over in the city.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It is fun, though, 
 to see the younger Hanks play a murderer - it's like seeing Justin Bieber work blue.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Alas, the complications don't arrive nearly quickly enough for the overlong and slow-paced Lucky to really cook.
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
The film is awkward, the situations tenuous and underdeveloped, the pacing torturous as a slow drip from a leaking faucet, and the...
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50

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Pitching uncertainly between cute and creepy, engaging and weird, this farcical story draws energy from a wickedly eccentric Ann-Margret,...
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By Tim Cogshell
Lucky has its moments, but even with good, sometimes exceptional performances, its criminally vile characters are never likable enough to...
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40

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
It gets bogged down in slo-mo indie quirk when it should be faster, more in our face.
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38

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
The film is a collection of consciously quirky indie tropes in place of any meaningful narrative, and you can practically see the notebook...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Nothing is bleaker than failed black comedy, which this is.
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30

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
Graynor is a muddle of kooky indie girlfriend and materialistic fortune hunter; Hanks has neither threat nor pathos at his command.
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funny

By lourdesfonseca
It's pretty funny. Romantic even :)...

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Rated R | For language, some violence and brief sexuality