My Lucky Star
My Lucky Star (2013)

Directed by American helmer Dennie Gordon and produced by Ming Beaver Kwei, Second Chan, William Cheng, Ling Lucas and Zhang, the film is set for a limited release across the U.S. and Canada in major metro areas, including Boston, Chicago,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 20, 2013
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Maggie Lee
Variety

My Lucky Star is wholesome, effortless entertainment that runs smoothly enough but seldom takes one's breath away in the romance department.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

While Zhang is one of China's greatest international stars, "My Lucky Star" is utterly provincial.

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Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

(A) candy-floss concoction that is never particularly gripping but certainly delivers slick visuals and an engaging bunch of performances from a committed cast.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

After watching it, you may need a few moments to remember which decade this is, because the film has the tone and silliness of a "Pink Panther" movie or an episode of the 1960s sitcom "Get Smart."

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

The outrageous story is engaging, even if some of its hilarity is lost in subtitular translation. While the film does not lack production values and panache, Gordon's direction often seems thoughtless.

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Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes

Director Gordon keeps the story flowing smoothly and the photography, by cinematographer Armando Salas, is picture perfect.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

It's hardly original, but as the plot bounces from Singapore to Hong Kong and the lavishly gaudy Venetian Resort in Macao, "My Lucky Star" plays out like a sparkling, brightly lit travelogue with Zhang as a bubbly tour guide.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The movie displays a fair amount of visual invention in its sight gags, stunt choreography, and bright color schemes.

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Chris Knight
National Post

The result is the blandest of both worlds. My Lucky Star is neither a particularly thrilling spy movie nor a very original romance.

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