• Released
  • April 20, 2012
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 41 min
  • Drama
  • 1,313 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A war vet looks for the woman he believes brought him good luck during his tour of duty in Iraq.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Efron, who wears an "All glory is fleeting" tattoo on his back and a soulful look on his face, gets to be more of a grown-up in The Lucky...
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60

Movieline

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The Lucky One aspires to but never reaches the grandly melodramatic heights of the über-Sparks adaptation "The Notebook," though a...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Lucky One doesn't have the schlock rapture of "The Notebook" (the one Sparks adaptation that has really worked). The trouble with the...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
So the cliches are as thick as a vat of honey. And the love story proves just as syrupy. But for those who lap up this sappy vision of...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The biggest problem, however, comes down to chemistry. If the leads have it, a Sparks romance will work.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Depending on how you feel about Zac Efron, he is either a sensitive hunk or an inexpressive hunk, but definitely a hunk. Unable as I am to...
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Seeing her (Schilling) and Efron fumble at each other is like watching a stick of butter and a bag of flour not turn into a cake.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Embalming the simple and simplistic yarn in an amber glow that is all but suffocating and banishing from it any traces of humor and...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Supposedly he's suffered, supposedly there are demons lurking within, but guess what: This is a movie. If we can't see it, it's not there.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Is it the worst of the seven screen Sparks so far? Nope. My vote still goes to 2009's "The Last Song" with Miley Cyrus mothering those...
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Rated PG-13 | For For some sexuality and violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Sweet but formulaic love story OK for teen romantics.
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