Lucky Numbers
Lucky Numbers (2000)

While lots of people dream of winning the lottery, one man hatches a more ambitious plan than just buying a ticket and hoping for the best in this satiric comedy. Russ Richards (John Travolta), a weatherman on a local TV station in… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 27, 2000
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Nora Ephron's attempt at dark comedy is an uneven product, both in terms of the direction and the acting. The characters are unlikable to the point where you don't care what happens to them, and Ephron condescends to the material.

Todd McCarthy

A visually unattractive picture of meager verve and dynamism.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Never finds the comic tone it's after.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Not a great movie, and definitely not for kids.

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Paul Clinton (

Travolta and Kudrow make a winning combination, and the result is mindless, instantly forgettable comic fluff that will engage you, given half a chance.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It pretty much squanders the talents of everybody involved.

Michael Dequina

With this dud of a dark comedy, it's clear that director Nora Ephron's unluckiest number is that of John Travolta.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Tells too much story at not enough energy. It should have been cut back and cranked up.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A dark comedy in the muckraking mode that starts out murderously well but then begins to unravel -- just like Russ' misbegotten schemes.

John Venable

The ping-pong ball trick was funny...but that was all.

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Flixster Audience Score: 18% Flixster User Reviews
Sunil Jawahir
Such a silly movie but really funny.
Christopher Brown
A movie that's so forgettable you may need to rewind it to remember what's going on. Still, it's as harmless as Goldilock's porridge.
Ashton R.
Okay, I went into this movie thinking it was going to be utter crap, but since I love Roth, I decided to see it anyway. And I must say I was quite surprised. It… More