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

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.



Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, Lucky has a rating of 97%, based on 76 reviews, with an average score of 7.8/10.[2] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 79 out of 100, based on 29 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[3]

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."[4]


Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref.
Locarno Film Festival August 2-12, 2017 Golden Leopard Carroll Lynch, JohnJohn Carroll Lynch Nominated [5]
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury John Carroll Lynch Won
Gotham Independent Film Awards November 27, 2017 Best Actor Harry Dean Stanton (posthumously) Pending [6]


  1. ^ Leydon, Joe (14 March 2017). "SXSW Film Review: 'Lucky'". Variety. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Lucky (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Lucky (2017) Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Seitz, Matt Zoller (29 September 2017). "Lucky Movie Review & Film Summary (2017)". Ebert Digital LLC. Retrieved 29 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Lucky - Awards". IMDb. 
  6. ^ Erbland, Kate (19 October 2017). "'Get Out' Leads 2017 Gotham Awards Nominations". IndieWire. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 

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