Lucky

Lucky

Lucky

The late, great Harry Dean Stanton leads this small-town tale as a 90-year-old atheist placed on a journey to find some acceptable meaning to his life.

Despite his smoking habit, Lucky (Stanton) has outlived all his friends. When he experiences a sudden fall, a medical reassessment reveals that his health is finally on the decline. With that grim guarantee in place, the old US Navy vet puts his foot on the path to finding his own kind of existential enlightenment.

This is the directorial feature debut of John Carroll Lynch, perhaps best known for his supporting role in 2007's Zodiac.

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language88 minsUSA
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Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Among the most pleasant surprises in the later years of David Lynch's career has been the veteran filmmaker’s emergence as an eccentric character actor. Lynch’s signature on-screen presence is a kind of stiff-necked, whiny agitator, always determined to be making some kind of point. In episodes of Louie he is a comedy mentor crossed with a drill sergeant; in the new Twin Peaks (expanding a pre-existing character) a hearing-impaired FBI chief; in The Cleverland Show the voice of Gus, a bartender with a dark side. 

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Variety

Variety

Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph...

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Time Out

Time Out

Actor turned director John Carroll Lynch gets out of the way of his star and lets him cast his spell one final time.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Nothing much happens in "Lucky," and then everything does.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Recorded with discernible affection by director John Carroll Lynch, whose camera is intent on letting you know that this is a life worth lingering over.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

No one who cares about movies and those rare actors who can elevate them into something unforgettable would dream of missing this scrappy, loving tribute to a virtuoso.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The movie nurtures a quiet sense of mystery, content in the knowledge that neither an upbeat mind-set nor a cruel, nihilistic one can really capture the full experience of life as it's lived.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It feels like a gift from one outstanding character actor to another, but never one that indulges the thesp at the expense of the film.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

What better way to end such an illustrious career than to smile in the face of death? Seems like a very Harry Dean Stanton thing to do.

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