O Lucky Man!
O Lucky Man! (1973)

Who better to play the coffee salesman protagonist in Lindsay Anderson's O Lucky Man than Malcolm McDowell, who himself peddled coffee in his pre-acting years? (In fact, the plot of the film was McDowell's idea.) This rambling… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: October 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

No less than an epic look at society is created in Lindsay Anderson's third and most provocative film.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's as audacious as anything made in the 1970s, running three hours without much of a plot.

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Sometimes comic, sometimes grotesque but consistently intriguing, this is a spectacular, sprawling satire built around its surreal set-pieces and driven by a charismatic performance by McDowell.

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Time Out

O Lucky Man! is a disappointment.

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Christopher Null

You'll wonder how long this can go on, but over the course of two DVDs you'll likely find yourself enthralled nonetheless.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Rich, densely layered, disturbing, unique and strangely satisfying in a way few films ever have been.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

O Lucky Man! clearly has a number of things on its mind, but as a movie, it is a very mixed bag.

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Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers

The best film made by Lindsay Anderson.

Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Courts brilliance by tempering its cynicism with a hefty dose of protracted, but never quite gullible, innocence in its main character.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Great!!! Surrealist!!!! and one of the best films i ever see!!!!!
Aj V
I really loved this movie, it's a sort of sequel to If... with McDowell's character getting into all sorts of crazy situations after taking a coffee… More
Daniel Mumby
After If.... won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1969, Malcolm McDowell was desperate to work with Lindsay Anderson again. Teaming up with If.... screenwriter… More
Greg S
An eager young coffee salesman (Malcolm McDowell) sets out to make his fortune in the world but instead has many peculiar and unlucky adventures, finding… More
Cassandra Maples
A coffee salesman takes a rambling tour of 1970's Britain. There comes a time when you think you know something about movies: What is good, what is bad,… More
Stella Dallas
a bizarre and brilliant satire and sequel to if...with malcolm reprising his role as mick travis, now a coffee salesman(!), on a surreal odyssey around… More