Lucky (2017 American film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Carroll Lynch
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Logan Sparks
  • Drago Sumonja
Music by Elvis Kuehn
Cinematography Tim Suhrstedt
  • Superlative Films
  • Divide / Conquer
  • Lagralane Group
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures
Release date
  • March 11, 2017 (2017-03-11) (SXSW)[1]
Country United States
Language English
Box office $955,925[2]

Lucky is a 2017 American drama film directed by John Carroll Lynch from a screenplay by Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja. It stars Harry Dean Stanton in one of his final on-screen roles before his death on September 15, 2017.


Lucky tells the story of a 90-year-old atheist and his struggle against encroaching old age.



On July 7, 2016, it was revealed that Lucky had begun filming in Los Angeles.[3]

On April 7, 2017, it was announced that Magnolia Pictures acquired U.S. and international rights to distribute the film.[4]

Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, Lucky has a rating of 98%, based on 99 reviews, with an average score of 7.8/10.[5] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 79 out of 100, based on 30 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[6]

Matt Zoller Seitz of gave the film four out of four stars, writing that the film is "the humblest deep movie of recent years, a work in the same vein as American marginalia like 'Stranger Than Paradise' and 'Trees Lounge,' but with its own rhythm and color, its own emotional temperature, its own reasons for revealing and concealing things."[7]


Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref.
Camerimage November 18, 2017 Directors' Debuts Competition John Carroll Lynch Nominated [8]
Chicago Film Critics Association December 12, 2017 Best Actor Harry Dean Stanton Nominated [9]
Most Promising Filmmaker John Carroll Lynch Nominated
Gijón International Film Festival November 25, 2017 AISGE Award for Best Actor Harry Dean Stanton Won [10]
Best Original Score Elvis Kuehn Won
Gotham Independent Film Awards November 27, 2017 Best Actor Harry Dean Stanton Nominated [11]
Haifa International Film Festival October 14, 2017 Carmel Award for Best Film Lucky Nominated [12]
Fedeora Award - Directors of Tomorrow John Carroll Lynch Won [13]
Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival November 26, 2017 Jaeger - LeCoultre Best Film Award Lucky Nominated [14]
Locarno Film Festival August 12, 2017 Golden Leopard Lucky Nominated [15]
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Won
Satellite Awards February 11, 2018 Best Actor – Motion Picture Harry Dean Stanton Won[a] [16]
Special Achievement Award for Best First Feature John Carroll Lynch Won
Tallgrass Film Festival October 22, 2017 Outstanding Screenplay Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja Won [17]


  1. ^ Tied with Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour


  1. ^ Leydon, Joe (14 March 2017). "SXSW Film Review: 'Lucky'". Variety. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Lucky (2017)". 
  3. ^ "Harry Dean Stanton To Topline John Carroll Lynch's Indie 'Lucky'". 7 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Magnolia Nabs 'Lucky' Starring Harry Dean Stanton". Variety. 7 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Lucky (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 
  6. ^ "Lucky (2017) Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 
  7. ^ Seitz, Matt Zoller (29 September 2017). "Lucky Movie Review & Film Summary (2017)". Ebert Digital LLC. Retrieved 29 September 2017. 
  9. ^ ""Lady Bird," "Call Me By Your Name" win big for Chicago film critics". Chicago Film Critics Association. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Gijón/Xixón International Film Festival 55th Edition Winners". 25 November 2017. 
  11. ^ Erbland, Kate (19 October 2017). "'Get Out' Leads 2017 Gotham Awards Nominations". IndieWire. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Carmel Competition - International Film Competition 2017". 
  13. ^ "Best Israeli Feature Film Award – "The Testament"". 
  14. ^ "FILMES EM COMPETIÇÃO NO LEFFEST'17". 30 October 2017. 
  15. ^ Locarno Festival [@FilmFestLocarno] (12 August 2017). "Ecumenical Prize: LUCKY di John Carroll Lynch #Locarno70 @LuckyFilm2017 @MrJCLynch" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  16. ^ Pond, Steve (28 November 2017). "'Dunkirk,' 'The Shape of Water' Lead Satellite Award Nominations". 
  17. ^ "Tallgrass Film Festival". 

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