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Ben Keller (Colin Hanks) has just won the Iowa State Lotto. The catch? The winning ticket belongs to Leslie Singer, the dead girl in his closet. With $36 million now at his disposal, Ben has the newfound confidence to pursue his life-long crush, Lucy St. Martin (Ari Graynor). But can all the money in the world compensate for the fact that Ben is a fledgling serial killer? As their relationship spirals out of control and the body count rises, Lucy and Ben do all they can to survive love, marriage, and each other. -- (C) Phase 4 Films

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Nearly every step the movie makes feels completely random, with no payoff."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Nothing is bleaker than failed black comedy, which this is."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Has no sense of tone."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Ebert Presents At The Movies
"A dark, deeply deranged comedy."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"Thank your lucky stars I had to see Gil Cates Jr.'s darkly comic misfire early enough to warn you against wasting your own time and money."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The concept, perilously high, is further overloaded by performances that are perilously broad, particularly from Graynor and an ill-used Ann-Margret as Ben's mother."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Can a serial killer and a gold-digger find happiness as lottery winners? That's the thin premise of this comedy misfire."
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
"Lucky, unfortunately, is terrible: overbearing, obnoxious, and boring."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"Mr. Hanks performs with customary blankness and a woeful lack of chemistry with his hardworking co-star."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"It gets bogged down in slo-mo indie quirk when it should be faster, more in our face."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"It's meant to be deadpan but Lucky is just dead, period. Only Graynor manages to inject any life into it. But she might as well be shooting electricity through a corpse"
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"Colin Hanks perfects his enigmatic poker face veneer and knack for scary fun, as an Iowa bottom feeder working stiff. Still stuck in perpetual boyhood and living at home with his clinging when not nagging mom Pauline, a wickedly eccentric Ann-Margret."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
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