Jackpot

Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. 60
    The more we realize that we're stuck in the company of a totally relentless loser, the drearier the entire experience becomes.
  2. It's as self consciously arty and fragmented as ''Twin Falls'' was controlled and organically built.
  3. 50
    In its mastery of its moments, Jackpot has charm, humor and poignancy. What it lacks is necessity. There's a sense in which we're always waiting for it to kick in.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Plig
    50
    Essentially a one-gag film.
  5. Reviewed by: Connie Ogle
    50
    Jackpot ends up a lot like Sunny's singing: pointless and more than a little flat.
  6. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    50
    The filmmakers throw in an extended flatulence routine and enough graphic references to female anatomy to make "The Vagina Monologues" blush.
  7. 50
    Barely enough chuckles to keep from running out of gas. Yet it's the sharpest-looking movie shot so far on digital video, outdistancing even "The Anniversary Party."
  8. 40
    This dogged journey of self-delusion is interrupted periodically by snippets of footage...that promise a dark revelation that would give an edge to the otherwise tedious goings-on but, sadly, never materializes.
  9. Jackpot has much that is sweet and funny, but it is not overly original--and it is overly long and not as coherent as it might be.
  10. Where "Twin Falls" was slow, brooding and haunting in a manner that fit the subject matter -- the imminent death of one of the principal characters -- Jackpot is just slow and uneventful, like a cross-country Greyhound bus trip that never stops.
  11. Reviewed by: Ken Eisner
    40
    A candidate for quiet cult status.
  12. 40
    The movie is smart in small ways, yet an underachiever in big ones -- but it will probably play very well on television. On the big screen, it's distended and diffuse.

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