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Based on 35 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 55 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Is it the worst of the seven screen Sparks so far? Nope. My vote still goes to 2009's "The Last Song" with Miley Cyrus mothering those unhatched turtle eggs. But it's still pretty damn insufferable. show more

  • 25
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Supposedly he's suffered, supposedly there are demons lurking within, but guess what: This is a movie. If we can't see it, it's not there. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    So the cliches are as thick as a vat of honey. And the love story proves just as syrupy. But for those who lap up this sappy vision of romance, it contains all the key ingredients. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Depending on how you feel about Zac Efron, he is either a sensitive hunk or an inexpressive hunk, but definitely a hunk. Unable as I am to locate any feelings about him, I see Mr. Efron as a hunk with a problem delivering sustained dialogue in units of more than one or two sentences. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Efron, who wears an "All glory is fleeting" tattoo on his back and a soulful look on his face, gets to be more of a grown-up in The Lucky One than in most of what he's done before. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The biggest problem, however, comes down to chemistry. If the leads have it, a Sparks romance will work. show more

  • 30
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Embalming the simple and simplistic yarn in an amber glow that is all but suffocating and banishing from it any traces of humor and spontaneity, director Scott Hicks serves up this treacly tale with absolutely no trace of self-consciousness about the material's cliches or simple-mindedness. show more

  • 60

    The Lucky One aspires to but never reaches the grandly melodramatic heights of the über-Sparks adaptation "The Notebook," though a reconciliation embrace in an outdoor shower of some sort seems deliberately staged to evoke the earlier feature. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The Lucky One is at its heart a romance novel, elevated however by Nicholas Sparks' persuasive storytelling. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    The most fortunate thing about The Lucky One is that despite a plot hole so big it could generate its own gravity field, it's still not a bad movie. show more

  • May 25, 2013 uq00000000150867
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    The Vow is better then this one. The Lucky One belongs on in the toilet.

  • May 18, 2013 kl00000000150173
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    i like some romantic movies like the notebook and safe heaven but this movie is crap

  • September 24, 2012 smplyawsm4
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    this was a wonderful story.

  • September 13, 2012 marialynn1982
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    Amazing movie! Amazing!

  • September 02, 2012 jackd1207
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  • June 27, 2012 xx00000000126218
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    If your not into romance this movie is not for you. A nice change to the usual action packed violent movies

  • June 02, 2012 yw00000000124553
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    if i were you and i saw this movie for the first time i would wonder if i walked into the bathroom and not the theater... yes this movie belongs in the is crap.

  • May 20, 2012 vandalwfs
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    Gawd awful movie!!! The acting was marginal and the story was ridiculous. This movie shouldn\'t have been released in theaters - average at best TV movie!!!

  • May 18, 2012 zp00000000071086
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    Watch this movie and many other for free at

  • May 18, 2012 robert v. boos
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    well done and effron and the girl star were great.


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