Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24

Critic Reviews

  1. Filled with bleak, beautiful Hopperesque tableaus and strange characters whose lives intersect.
  2. It's a movie full of quietly assured flourishes: elegant camera compositions, wonderful uses of silence and an entertainingly eclectic cast, including Peggy Lipton as a sensitive bartender.
  3. Its doomed portrait of guileless dreamers may be found lacking in plot activity and empathetic characters. But for anyone interested in a movie that wipes clean the grungy patina of self-delusionment, Jackpot hits solid pay dirt.
  4. Gries and Morris act up a storm as the optimistically named Sunny Holiday and his long-suffering manager.
  5. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Michael Wilmington
    The acting is primo and the cinematography, on high-definition video by the gifted M. David Mullen, is striking.
  6. 70
    Potential irony is everywhere in this movie's subtly surreal situations and candy-colored imagery.

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