Brian Thompson reviews “Lucky” for The Young Folks


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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