Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    38
    Things really slow down during the movie's ill-advised forays into drama.
  2. No one on the creative side has his eyes on the characters, so they flounder in a sea of misguided energy.
  3. Even on its own limited terms, the jokes are sub–"Friday" sequel, and a last-act grab for "Boyz n the Hood" pathos is seriously reaching.
  4. 12
    Ice Cube's well-worn performance as a wise old geezer is the only bright spot in a movie that otherwise fumbles every opportunity to be funny, exciting or insightful.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 29, 2010
    1
    There is a message in here somewhere but the audience just struggles to find it underneath all the cliche script and tiresome stereotypes. The idea that someone in the projects is going to win a ticket and not get killed for it is impeccable. Either way, Lottery Ticket does show that money won't make you happy if the people around you aren't. I guess that's the message. But with very little to go on, Lottery Ticket find itself in the middle of nowhere at the end of the film. Full Review »
  2. Apr 16, 2012
    7
    All the years we have this type of movies, a normal situation can be a disaster (Madea, Big Momma's, Think Like a Man, etc...) but this type of movies are funny, and Lottery Ticket have much funny elements, th cast is good, the story is normal, but with a funny development. This movie can not be perfect, but is funny. Full Review »
  3. Feb 2, 2011
    8
    Sometimes the humor is a bit corny but overall this is yet another feelgood movie for the Sunday afternoon. Although, it's quite predictable but nice.