Lucky Break
Lucky Break (2002)

The first feature by director Peter Cattaneo since his award-winning British smash hit The Full Monty, Lucky Break is another comedy in the same mold, this time taking place in prison. Small-time crooks Jimmy (James Nesbitt) and Rudy… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 5, 2002
DVD Release Date: October 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lucky Break fails to do anything new with The Full Monty formula.

John Patterson
L.A. Weekly

The end result is like cold porridge with only the odd enjoyably chewy lump.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

It's what the Brits themselves might call fair to middling.

Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

Well, this is definitely a disappointment.

Loren King
Chicago Tribune

The formulaic script, stocked with not one truly menacing inmate, echoes far too many sentimental post-Full Monty imports.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

No worse a film than Breaking Out, and Breaking Out was utterly charming.

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

If you adored The Full Monty so resoundingly that you're dying to see the same old thing in a tired old setting, then this should keep you reasonably entertained.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

A prison comedy that never really busts out of its comfy little cell.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A pleasing but routine British comedy set in an English prison.

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Ron Wells
Film Threat

Overall, it's good, not great. This is a pleasant enough but small English romantic comedy.

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