#REVIEW: “LUCKY DAY”
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
When safe-cracker Red (Luke Bracey) gets released from prison all he wants is to spend quality time with his wife, Chloe (Nina Dobrev) and daughter Beatrice (Ella Ryan Quinn). But his familial solitude gets put into jeopardy when psychotic contract killer Luc (Crispin Glover) hunts Red down to seek vengeance for his brother’s untimely death.
Writer-Director Roger Avery holds nothing back in making this an over-the-top Action-Comedy. He hits a lot of the notes well particularly in the action department. One scene that stands out the most is within an art gallery viewing of Chloe’s recent work. As traditionally with the genre things all seem mundane, until Luc shows up and the art gallery turns into gore infused gun fight. However, it seems Avery has spent more time on these graphic elements and less on better developing his characters. Many of which seem to be traditional archetypes who are one-dimensional.
Although the characters aren’t well-rounded, the actors bring what they can to help elevate them onscreen. Dobrev succeeds the most in bringing emotional depth and power to Chloe. She also pulls-off a believable French accent throughout the Film. When it comes to her Co-stars Bracey and Glover, they give it their all and are enjoyable to watch. Bracey brings empathy to his boyish ex-con character. And Glover goes into frightening mode balancing-out this Action-Comedy with a psychotic energy.
Elevation Pictures release LUCKY DAY Friday, October 11, 2019.