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At Theaters: 4/19/2002 On Video: 10/22/2002
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 47 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 409901
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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Smalltime crook Jimmy botches a bank robbery, lands in prison and stages a musical that turns out to be Act one of the perfect escape plan. But it's Act Two that's stumped Jimmy. His leading lady has captured his heart, and with one leg already over the wall, he's got to come up with a new ending...as the curtain falls fast on his freedom.
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Comedy
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Cast and Crew Heading
James Nesbitt
Olivia Williams THE SIXTH SENSE, RUSHMORE, THE POSTMAN
Timothy Spall ROCK STAR, THE WISDOM OF CROCODILES, TOPSY-TURVY
Bill Nighy
Lennie James
Christopher Plummer DRACULA 2000, THE INSIDER
Dir/Prod: Peter Cattaneo THE FULL MONTY
Producer: Barnaby Thompson SPICE WORLD
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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
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 class.''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
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 comedy.''

USA TODAY  Full Review
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 Review
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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