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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The filmmakers throw in an extended flatulence routine and enough graphic references to female anatomy to make "The Vagina Monologues" blush. show more

  • 50
    USA Today

    Essentially a one-gag film. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Filled with bleak, beautiful Hopperesque tableaus and strange characters whose lives intersect. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Shows that there's a limit to how much mileage one can get from offbeat, creepy and symbiotic. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The acting is primo and the cinematography, on high-definition video by the gifted M. David Mullen, is striking. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Gries and Morris act up a storm as the optimistically named Sunny Holiday and his long-suffering manager. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Bummer theater. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    In its mastery of its moments, Jackpot has charm, humor and poignancy. What it lacks is necessity. There's a sense in which we're always waiting for it to kick in. show more

  • 50
    Miami Herald

    Jackpot ends up a lot like Sunny's singing: pointless and more than a little flat. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Barely enough chuckles to keep from running out of gas. Yet it's the sharpest-looking movie shot so far on digital video, outdistancing even "The Anniversary Party." show more

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