Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Lucky (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The world probably needs a film that highlights the dangers and lack of safety women face in the modern day.  And, for the most part, Lucky does a pretty good job highlighting this, working as both a horror movie and a feminist text.  But this is very much a Creepshow or Tales Of The Unexpected episode rather than a feature film and by the end the film both starts to loose steam as well as any subtlety it may of had.  Yup hammering an important message is one approach but strong, smart story telling combined with compelling performances is a more effective one.  Sadly Lucky goes with the former.  Even sop this is still another solid release on Shudder, which is quickly becoming an essential monthly purchase for horror and genre fans.

Best Bit: The first night…

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Halloween (2018), Promising Young Woman, Revenge 

6 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...