Hard Luck Reviews
IMDB says that it follows the ex-hustler as he tries to lead a normal life. That lasted about five minutes. It just gets fucked up after that. You should watch this to see Cybill Shepherd as a serial killer, if nothing else. Wow!
Wesley Snipes have done some lame B-Movies, but this is up there on his top 5.
This was just a weird ass movie. Very strange characters all around. Luis Guzman is a great character actor, but what was he doing in this picture??
I could not get why Cybill Shepherd character was in it at all.
When I saw that Mario Van Peebles was in a Snipe movie I thought it would be a kick ass film, right? Wrong. Lame plot, lame action stunts, lame stunts. I tell you, I don't know why I even took the time to watch this at all...
This direct-to-video movie story line is all over the map. It follows ex-con, Lucky's (Wesley Snipes) story of getting out of prison and trying to go straight despite all of the bad luck that follows him from Katrina-flooded New Orleans to depressed New York City. Lucky is still trying to go straight.
Through no fault of his own, he gets involved in one of his shadier friends, Sol's (Noah Fleiss) birthday party. Sol is trying to sell some guns and wanted Lucky close by for street cred. Unfortunately the job was a sting with some crooked cops, and Lucky gets caught up in it and goes on the run with the stolen money and a latina stripper, Angela (Jacquelyn Quinones).
According to Lucky himself, he killed more black people than the KKK, back when he was a criminal. His long-time neighborhood rival, and now police Captain Davis (Mario Van Peebles) is out to get Lucky and bring him in. Everybody else seems to be out to get Lucky too.
The movie also deals with a couple of sadistic serial killers, Cass (Cybill Shepherd) and Chang (James Hiroyuki Liao), who like to video tape themselves torturing their victims.
Somehow they all come together in this mess to make some kind of sense. I love Wesley Snipes and he keeps the movie pretty watch-able despite the writing and editing. No doubt this is to help pay for his back taxes. Cybill Shepherd has a surprisingly juicy roll in this movie.