Brian Thompson reviews “Lucky” for The Young Folks

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Cloaked in personal tragedy and painfully unfortunate timing, Lucky is certain to be remembered for its coincidence with the passing of its lead actor, rather than for its own merit. A true shame, both because Harry Dean Stanton was an almost unfathomable talent, a dynamic chameleon who could seemingly put his distinguished stamp on any role he was offered, and also because the film itself is a lovely debut from director John Carroll Lynch and a poignant – if accidental – eulogy for its star. Always a moving character actor, Stanton’s final film gives him one last chance to play the lead.

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