PG-13; 1:35 running time
It's hard out there for a kid from the projects who scores a $370 million lottery payoff, but must wait for the claim office to reopen (infernal federal holiday!). Suddenly he has "a premature crack baby felon" straight out of prison and willing — eager, in fact — to kill for it. Not to mention the notorious local Jezebel interested in the young man's company. This is the premise of "Lottery Ticket," an ensemble comedy from a pair of first-time feature filmmaking collaborators, screenwriter Abdul Williams and director Erik White. You know what? This movie's good. It's fast, deftly paced and funny, and only some misjudged violence in the last lap keeps it from being better than good.
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— Michael Phillips