• Released
  • February 14, 2014
  • (Limited NY, LA 3/7)
  • NC-17 , 1 hr 34 min
  • Drama
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Lucky Bastard Synopsis
A fan is invited to have sex with a porn star with gruesome results.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Lucky Bastard is a bold little thriller — and deft cautionary tale.
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70

Village Voice

By Rob Staeger
The film is most successful when humanizing the people behind the objectification, with lives beyond the smut.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The performances, especially from the bed partners, are complex; even if you weren’t wanting for an exposé of adult-entertainment violence,...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Less exploitative and a bit smarter than its seedy adult-film setting would suggest, the shoestring-budgeted film is nevertheless a niche...
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38

Slant Magazine

By Drew Hunt
In the end, considering the numerous ways the film goes limp, it seems credibility still eludes the found-footage genre.
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30

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Robert Nathan’s Lucky Bastard is a sorry-looking found-footage thriller as unconvincing as its characters’ thrashing orgasms.
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20

Variety

A new low for found-footage films, Lucky Bastard uses a porno shoot as the stage for a thriller with little mystery and lots of pointless...
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12

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
No amount of actorly dedication can change the pointlessness of watching unpleasant things happening to uniformly unpleasant people.
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10

The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
Lucky Bastard mostly combines the worst of all worlds: the less-clever-than-it-thinks script of old-school porn, the piercing brightness...
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Rated NC-17 | For Explicit sexual content