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The Lucky Ones

(2008)

Rated R for language and some sexual content.

R In Theaters 09/26/2008 , 104min.
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Viewer Score
70%
Viewer score based on 4 ratings
53%
Critic score based on 25 reviews

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October 20, 2009
milescope
Man Oh Man, No Car chases, Gun fights, Rape, Murder, Theft or Bad language, Drug or Alcoholic melt downs. Come On!!!! With today?s arrogant critics, audiences who demand things that explode and or burst into balls of blood filled fire and special effects every five seconds will surely find this film limp and uninteresting. For me it was just a chance visit with three soulful and
September 21, 2008
cristinavanhook
Heartfelt, funny, comedic timing, soulful look at 3 soldiers on stateside leave. It makes you laugh hard at the comedy of life, and you find tears in your eyes for the poignancy. SEE this film, it is not an Iraq war film.
August 16, 2008
Brettkellam
This movie will be awesome. he writer/director is brilliant and the cast is excellent. The timing is perfect. A must see!!

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The Hollywood Reporter
This moderately engaging, offbeat film requires a patience that audiences haven't demonstrated recently for stories concerning the fate of soldiers at home or abroad. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Could be filed under "wacky misfire." Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Though the lead performances are uniformly good, the film seems hazy in its focus from the start. Many of the scenes seem to simply meander. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
The weakest aspect of The Lucky Ones is by far the conclusion, which is flat and contrived. Full Review
Laura Kern
The New York Times
Because the lead actors work so well together, adding depth and levels of vulnerability to fairly underwritten roles, the emotional consequences of the sense of displacement these "lucky" characters -- lucky to be alive, lucky to have met one another -- must deal with always ring true. Full Review

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