Jackpot
Jackpot (2001)

Set 100 miles south of the setting of the Polish brothers' first feature, Twin Falls Idaho, Jackpot tells the story of Sunny Holiday Jon Gries, a down-on-his-luck karaoke dweller who has hopes of becoming a country singer. He has… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 27, 2001
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A somewhat aimless movie that's too artsy for its own good.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

This is a comedy but the laughter it prompts is dark and parched.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There's a sense in which we're always waiting for it to kick in.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The Polish brothers are clearly talented; all they need now is a story that's more interesting than this one.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Because there is no real chance Sunny will triumph -- Rocky this isn't -- we await the end with the same polite, mildly bemused vacancy with which we await the end of a serious karaoke performance, only without the benefit of alcohol.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Gries and Morris play this luckless, clueless pair with such understanding and presence that they make Sunny and Lester come alive in every scene.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The Polish brothers are onto something about their view of small-towns in the western part of America...

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Ends up a lot like Sunny's singing: pointless and more than a little flat.

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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle

Writer-directors Michael and Mark Polish ... are going for something grittier in their follow-up, Jackpot. Unfortunately, this entails mixing country-kitsch cliches and excessive vulgarity with their narrative flourishes.

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Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com

"Jackpot" is a downbeat but effective character study ...

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