Lucky You
Lucky You (2007)

In the world of high-stakes poker, Huck Cheever is a blaster--a player who goes all out, all the time. But in his personal relationships, Huck plays it tight, expertly avoiding emotional commitments and long-term expectations. When Huck… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 18, 2007
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29%
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28%



Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lucky You tries to combine a romantic story with the high-stakes world of poker, but comes up with an empty hand.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Hanson and Roth shuffle the two sides of the movie, the poker tournament and the love affair, with a Howard Hawksian feel for casual professionalism.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Feels like Showgirls without the tits or dancing.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Don't bet on Barrymore's lackluster poker rom-com.

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James Mottram
Time Out

While fans of Eric Bana may get a kick out of his meaty, manly performance, Drew Barrymore is a huge mistake.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

It's a ponderous, anemic bore about how to play poker that exploits the trendy gambling fever that is all the rage on the Internet and cable TV, but doesn't have enough energy to keep the most catatonic tournament-poker addict awake.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Curtis Hanson's film concerns itself with wage-makers' addictive pathological itch, desperate hustles and poker's cult of very strange personalities. Its most striking "Tin Cup" kinship: Vindication and victory don't always arrive together.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Lucky You is hardly Mr. Hanson's strongest effort, but it does contain many of his saving graces: a warm regard for his characters, an unhurried pace for his narrative and a grown-up sense of morality.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Most of Lucky You, starting with the title, is ordinary or outright awful. Moviemakers, it seems, cannot bluff their way to success.

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Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

I don't think I believed the movie Lucky You, but I sort of enjoyed it. A caveat: I enjoy watching poker on ESPN. If you don't, this movie will bore you.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
This was movie was so boring. Long scenes just watching people play poker... not the most enthralling set up for a movie. I mainly stuck through this one… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Lucky You," Huck Cheever(Eric Bana) is a professional gambler living in Las Vegas who spends all of his time trying to gain… More
Taylor Bond
Enjoyable enough for poker fans, but overall, too many other stupid things going on. It solidified my conviction that Drew Barrymore should stick to strictly… More
Jeff Boam
With such an amazing pedigree (acclaimed writer, director, stars), Lucky You should have had Lady Luck at its side just based on the cards that it was dealt.… More
Dean McKenna
Director Curtis Hanson made this comedy-drama film of professional poker players' lives quite fantastic and interesting for the fans wanted to give… More
Yinalí Ríos
Cool movie I guess.

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