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Pure Luck (1991) It would be nice to report that Martin Short — an imp of near-genius — redeems Pure Luck , a comedy about a nebbish accountant… PG PT96M Comedy Mystery and Thriller Danny Glover Martin Short Sheila Kelley Sam Wanamaker Universal
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Pure Luck (1991)

MPAA Rating: PG

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D-

Details Rated: PG; Length: 96 minutes; Genres: Comedy, Mystery and Thriller; With: Danny Glover and Martin Short; Distributor: Universal

It would be nice to report that Martin Short — an imp of near-genius — redeems Pure Luck, a comedy about a nebbish accountant with disastrously bad luck. The movie, though, is just about unwatchable — a numbingly repetitive farce in which the cursed Short trips, walks into walls, trips, spills an entire saltshaker onto his breakfast, trips, sets people on fire, trips...D-

Originally posted Aug 23, 1991 Published in issue #80 Aug 23, 1991 Order article reprints