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Poor "...a negligible British comedy... ...instantly
forgettable romp... It takes more than a song and a bit o' light class
warfare for a Britcom to stand out among the post-'Monty' generation of imports,
and 'Lucky Break' runs out of ideas once the gents squabble in anger-management
Roger Ebert Full
Above Average "There is not much here that comes as a blinding plot
revelation, but the movie has a raffish charm and good-hearted characters, and
like "The Full Monty" it makes good use of the desperation beneath the
USA TODAY Full
Above Average "Easy to take unless you choke on whimsy, this con
confection is agreeably performed and more than mildly funny once the prisoners
begin performing a musical...''
TV Guide Online Full
Below Average "The set-up is fine, but Cattaneo stumbles on the
follow-through: The escape is poorly plotted and the performance of 'Nelson'
— which, like the climactic strip in THE FULL MONTY, should be the comedic
payoff of the whole thing — is so God awful it's truly painful to watch.''
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