Good Fortune
Good Fortune (2017)

Born into impoverished beginnings in East LA, at times homeless and living in his car, John Paul DeJoria spent his early adulthood in and out of motorcycle gangs including the Satan Slaves and Hells Angels. After losing his brother in a… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 23, 2017
DVD Release Date: August 1, 2017
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nick Schager
Village Voice

Too bad, then, that Good Fortune is such a doggedly hagiographic nonfiction portrait, reducing his entire saga and ethos to PR-style slogans.

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Alan Ng
Film Threat

No matter where you fall on the economic spectrum, John Paul's story is the inspiration for everyone to give.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

A decidedly one-sided cinematic paean to a rare good guy among the one percent that goes down easily, making you feel better in the knowledge that someone like him exists.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

The movie itself plays more like a corporate recruitment video - or an extended episode of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" - than a deep, discerning dive into an American success story.

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Alexandra Hepworth
Film Inquiry

Whilst the portrayal of John Paul DeJoria is arguably one sided, Good Fortune is a heart-warming rags to riches story, overcoming both social and economical adversity.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Upbeat story of a self-made millionaire who considers "sharing" his cash with worthy charities his life's work -- it only lacks a single skeptical second-guessing/fact-checking source or critic.

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Glenn Kenny
RogerEbert.com

He's a pleasure to spend time with, which is one reason this movie goes down so easy.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Slick and well-edited with a captivating rags-to-riches story, but it's too busy exalting John Paul DeJoria to profoundly explore its themes or to ask intriguing questions.

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