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A kid from the projects scores the jackpot in the lottery and fights to protect his ticket over the course of a treacherous holiday weekend in this all-star comedy featuring Ice Cube, Charlie Murphy, Terry Crews, and Loretta Devine. With the Fourth of July fast approaching, Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) purchases a pair of lottery tickets and settles down in front of the television to catch the winning numbers. When Kevin realizes he's just won 370 million dollars, he knows his neighbors will all come knocking the moment word of his massive windfall gets out. And he's right, too; before long,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"No doubt the characters are stereotypes, but the performances are handled with a knowing wink and a great deal of fun."
‑ Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader
"...a film that's largely wealthy in incoherence, raising a smile one minute and a cringe the next, until it finally devolves into a 'who-cares' cliché-fest."
‑ Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies
"it has about 40 minutes of story and needs to be padded out to its 99-minute running time"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The cast is terrific and the basic premise is pleasing, but a wavering tone robs Lottery Ticket of some of its power."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"...a sporadically entertaining yet hopelessly uneven comedy that just doesn't work..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It all comes off a bit like an extended episode of "Everybody Hates Chris" with really bad language."
‑ Kevin C. Johnson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A jumble of comedy and drama with a sprinkling of After School Special messaging and some head-scratchingly bad choices."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"A tasteless and obnoxious "comedy," "Lottery Ticket" is easily one of the year's worst films."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"...shallow, clichéd, sentimental, and derivative; but the cast makes up for the plot's deficiencies with an amiable charm that's hard to resist."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"It's remarkable how much 18-year-old Kevin has in common with Ice Cube's Craig (from Friday), as well as how few structural or political changes have occurred over the past 15 years."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Let's call it four out of six numbers, with no power bonus. Some payoff, but don't quit your job."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"There's a one-in-a-billion story to Lottery Ticket: Those are the approximate odds against a script this bad making it out of the introductory seminar at film school."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Lottery Ticket is generally harmless; too slight to hold-up the more serious themes it is thinking about, but too well-meaning to be out-and-out insulting."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"If given the opportunity to see Lottery Ticket again (once was enough!), I'd break down... and buy some lottery tickets instead."
‑ Elias Savada, Film Threat
"This Lottery Ticket doesn't pay out."
‑ Charles Koplinski, Illinois Times
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