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      O Lucky Man!

      R 1973 2h 53m Comedy List
      81% Tomatometer 21 Reviews 87% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings A tenacious young British man, Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell) is determined to be successful. Starting off as a coffee salesman, Mick is soon promoted within his company. Then things take a series of bizarre turns, and Mick is abducted by a military agency. Later, he becomes smitten with the gorgeous Patricia (Helen Mirren) and winds up working for her father, sinister executive Sir James Burgess (Ralph Richardson). As Mick's tale continues, his experiences get progressively stranger. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Penelope Gilliatt New Yorker The film is Lindsay Anderson's most complex, irascible, and contenting feature so far. Mar 5, 2024 Full Review Variety Staff Variety No less than an epic look at society is created in Lindsay Anderson's third and most provocative film. Aug 22, 2008 Full Review Time Out O Lucky Man! is a disappointment. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Dilys Powell Sunday Times (UK) Good films have navels; they draw nourishment from other works. And O Lucky Man! is a very good film. Aug 8, 2022 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Its episodic sequences are surreal and are either a hit or a miss. Rated: B+ May 15, 2022 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid It's as audacious as anything made in the 1970s, running three hours without much of a plot. Jan 3, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Alec B Less focused that "If . . ." But its ambitious and leaves no target in early 70s Britain unscathed. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/28/24 Full Review Diana G This is my favorite film. Not everyone gets a 3 hour rock musical about a coffee salesman, human experimentation and Zen Buddhism, but this gives me such joy. A young Helen Mirren sparkles in the cast, and Alan Price's songs are iconic. Malcolm McDowell submits a quirky performance that ends in pure joy. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/23/23 Full Review dave s While it may or may not be the best entry in Lindsay Anderson's Mick Travis Trilogy, O Lucky Man! is certainly the most entertaining. Mick (Malcom McDowell) is a traveling salesman, eager to make his fortune on the sale of coffee. However, wealth tends to elude him as he makes his way through northern England, encountering one strange incident after another. O Lucky Man! is a brutal and savage satire, effectively dismantling capitalism and the material wealth that is pursued by so many. McDowell, as one would expect, is brilliant as the wide-eyed idealist and the supporting cast, including the likes of Helen Mirren, Sir Ralph Richardson, and Rachel Roberts, more than hold their own. It is a picaresque experience, buoyed by an original script and great music from Alan Price (of the Animals), that needs to be seen. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Strange, yet watchable. Filled with lots of social commentary. Couldn’t help but see way too many Alex De Large similarities of ‘A Clockwork Orange’, but Malcolm is the ‘good’ guy in this one. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/22/22 Full Review Audience Member One of the best films I've seen Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Imaginative, thoughtful, and beautifully acted. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A tenacious young British man, Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell) is determined to be successful. Starting off as a coffee salesman, Mick is soon promoted within his company. Then things take a series of bizarre turns, and Mick is abducted by a military agency. Later, he becomes smitten with the gorgeous Patricia (Helen Mirren) and winds up working for her father, sinister executive Sir James Burgess (Ralph Richardson). As Mick's tale continues, his experiences get progressively stranger.
      Director
      Lindsay Anderson
      Producer
      Michael Medwin, Lindsay Anderson
      Production Co
      Memorial Enterprises
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 24, 2012
      Runtime
      2h 53m
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