Better Luck Tomorrow

User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31

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  1. Apr 3, 2013
    0
    The crazy jackrabbit character. Seen it. The smooth criminal operator. Seen it. Stealing stuff easily through an inside job. Seen it. The protagonist that wants out but can't get out. Seen it. Simply a movie that drags itself along by shooting cliche after cliche.
  2. Jim
    Apr 19, 2003
    1
    Vastly overated. case of too much hype, not enough substance.
  3. ChuckN.
    Oct 6, 2003
    0
    This movie was the worst movie ever made... 4 asian kids who kill people, do drugs, smoke, and then the next day go and win a national academic bowl and scholarships... complete bull... and in the end the murderer gets the girl too... what kind of message is this.... asian flawed characters who are still rich geniuses... i disagree.
  4. JoeR.
    May 18, 2003
    1
    This movie sucked.
  5. LowCompanion
    Mar 12, 2004
    2
    This movie's worst offense against society is that it is so unbearably dull. For a movie about crime, this is both completely phony & cliche-ridden & what's worse, it plods along without even the simple kicks of a merchant-ivory picture. Anyone who believes this nonsense---or worse, were "shaken" by it--should A) have their Blockbuster card shredded with extreme prejudice and B) This movie's worst offense against society is that it is so unbearably dull. For a movie about crime, this is both completely phony & cliche-ridden & what's worse, it plods along without even the simple kicks of a merchant-ivory picture. Anyone who believes this nonsense---or worse, were "shaken" by it--should A) have their Blockbuster card shredded with extreme prejudice and B) should venture outside Nebraska before they die. Definitely Manohla Dargis' worst hour (she's phenomenal normally) as a critic for recommending this dull tripe. The 2 is generous. Collapse
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 60
    Though it doesn't fully transcend its small budget (the lighting is dingy), the story feels rooted in something more solid than prefab posturing.
  2. The film lacks a single emotionally authentic moment.
  3. 50
    The end result is a series of stylish vignettes, some entertaining and all variations on essentially the same theme.