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  • Summary: Lucky Bastard is the found-footage story of a pornographic website that sponsors a contest for its subscribers—a contest in which the prize is having sex with a porn star. The entire film is shot from the point of view of the website’s cameras recording the on-screen and behind-the-scenes action. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Mar 6, 2014
    70
    Lucky Bastard is a bold little thriller — and deft cautionary tale.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Staeger
    Feb 11, 2014
    70
    The film is most successful when humanizing the people behind the objectification, with lives beyond the smut.
  3. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Feb 11, 2014
    60
    The performances, especially from the bed partners, are complex; even if you weren’t wanting for an exposé of adult-entertainment violence, here it is.
  4. Reviewed by: Drew Hunt
    Feb 12, 2014
    38
    In the end, considering the numerous ways the film goes limp, it seems credibility still eludes the found-footage genre.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Feb 13, 2014
    30
    Robert Nathan’s Lucky Bastard is a sorry-looking found-footage thriller as unconvincing as its characters’ thrashing orgasms.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Labuza
    Feb 17, 2014
    20
    A new low for found-footage films, Lucky Bastard uses a porno shoot as the stage for a thriller with little mystery and lots of pointless moralizing.
  7. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Feb 12, 2014
    10
    Lucky Bastard mostly combines the worst of all worlds: the less-clever-than-it-thinks script of old-school porn, the piercing brightness and flatness of video production, an especially lackluster rendering of the played-out found-footage horror concept.

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