O Lucky Man!
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One man's dreams of success take him on a Byzantine journey through the various stations of the British class system in this politically charged black comedy from director Lindsay Anderson. Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell) is an ambitious young man who is looking to get his foot on the first rung of the ladder of success by landing a job as a salesman. After the death of Imperial Coffee's leading drummer in the North, Travis' charm and enthusiasm so impresses manager Mr. Duff (Arthur Lowe) that he's given the job, and after some coaching from Gloria Rowe (Rachel Roberts), Travis… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"No less than an epic look at society is created in Lindsay Anderson's third and most provocative film."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It's as audacious as anything made in the 1970s, running three hours without much of a plot."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Sometimes comic, sometimes grotesque but consistently intriguing, this is a spectacular, sprawling satire built around its surreal set-pieces and driven by a charismatic performance by McDowell."
‑ , Film4
"O Lucky Man! is a disappointment."
‑ , Time Out
"You'll wonder how long this can go on, but over the course of two DVDs you'll likely find yourself enthralled nonetheless."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Rich, densely layered, disturbing, unique and strangely satisfying in a way few films ever have been."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"O Lucky Man! clearly has a number of things on its mind, but as a movie, it is a very mixed bag."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The best film made by Lindsay Anderson."
‑ Gary Brown, Houston Community Newspapers
"Courts brilliance by tempering its cynicism with a hefty dose of protracted, but never quite gullible, innocence in its main character."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
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