Follows the journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. He finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration.


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  • ★★★½ review by SilentDawn on Letterboxd


    MKE Film Fest #2

    The most fitting final film in the history of the movies. A work of failing bodies and the minds which wrestle with timid physicality.

  • ★★★½ review by Mike D'Angelo on Letterboxd


    A.V. Club review. Not since Altman kicked right after Prairie Home Companion have we seen such a perfect cinematic epitaph.

  • ★★★½ review by davidehrlich on Letterboxd

    A wise and wistful love letter from one remarkable character actor to another, John Carroll Lynch’s “Lucky” returns 90-year-old Harry Dean Stanton to the dusty desert environs he shuffled through in 1984’s “Paris, Texas,” and offers the rawboned legend one of the best roles he’s had since. Beginning as a broad comedy before blossoming into a wry meditation on death and all the things we leave behind (a transition that kicks into gear when one of Stanton’s old friends shows up and steals the show), Lynch’s directorial debut is a wisp of a movie, blowing across the screen like a tumbleweed, but it’s also the rare portrait of mortality that’s both fun and full of life.


  • ★★★★ review by Marian on Letterboxd

    i'm not crying i just have i see a darkness in my eyes

  • ★★★★★ review by existentialcinema on Letterboxd

    Lucky is a beautiful, spiritual journey of self reflection and a rumination on what it means to be happy and appreciate the smaller, more intimate matters in life.

    Dear Mr. Harry Dean Stanton ~

    You were absolutely magnetic and astonishing in this film. Not only you. But David Lynch, Tom Skerritt and Ed Begley Jr. as well. What an impressive feat you've accomplished. Your whole life should be celebrated and studied. What a sendoff. Rest in peace Harry, one of the greatest actors of your generation.

    Lucky not only almost made me tear up, but change my thought of life through the eyes of It's central character.

    It's definitely the Paterson of this year, and all the better for it.

    What a film. I'm absolutely speechless.

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