Lottery Ticket
Lottery Ticket (2010)

A kid from the projects scores the jackpot in the lottery and fights to protect his ticket over the course of a treacherous holiday weekend in this all-star comedy featuring Ice Cube, Charlie Murphy, Terry Crews, and Loretta Devine. With… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 20, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: There's a worthwhile message at the heart of Lottery Ticket, but it's buried under stale humor, tired stereotypes, and obvious clichés.

Patrick Friel
Chicago Reader

No doubt the characters are stereotypes, but the performances are handled with a knowing wink and a great deal of fun.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Let's call it four out of six numbers, with no power bonus. Some payoff, but don't quit your job.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

it has about 40 minutes of story and needs to be padded out to its 99-minute running time

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

There are enough stereotypes in here to get Dr. Laura frothing at the mouth -- and enough menace to merit co-writing credit for the Hughes brothers.

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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies

...a film that's largely wealthy in incoherence, raising a smile one minute and a cringe the next, until it finally devolves into a 'who-cares' cliché-fest.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A tasteless and obnoxious "comedy," "Lottery Ticket" is easily one of the year's worst films.

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Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It all comes off a bit like an extended episode of "Everybody Hates Chris" with really bad language.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

A jumble of comedy and drama with a sprinkling of After School Special messaging and some head-scratchingly bad choices.

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Joshua Starnes

Lottery Ticket is generally harmless; too slight to hold-up the more serious themes it is thinking about, but too well-meaning to be out-and-out insulting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
Very predictable, and pretty generic. But the movie has a few very funny one-liners, and a pretty good performance by Bow Wow. Not the best out there, but… More
KJ Proulx
Lottery Ticket has wit, heart, a cool story, and a lot of emotion. This film is about a regular kid from the poor town in the projects who wins the lottery and… More
Richard C
A very unfunny and boring movie. It was an interesting concept but a bad execution. I only laughed 3 times the whole movie. D
Kevin M. Williams
blech! i hope the cast got paid up front.
Manu Gino
Moral: "Money Doesn't Change You, It Changes the People Around You!" It was entertaining and fun, not alot of comedy involved but it was a good… More
Bradley Wright
Lottery Ticket tries to be funny, but ends up failing.