AMAZON REVIEW OF LUCKY MAN
Action Short (2007) Frank Vincent and Vincent Pastore from the Soprano’s fame lead the cast of this acclaimed Mafia drama. A Brooklyn seminary student tries to save his brother from gambling debts and does a “favor” for the mob. Things go sour for the two brothers when they attempt a robbery. They are suddenly pitted against each other and must decide between their love for each other and their own personal survival. Starring: Frank Vincent, Vincent Pastore, Joe Spataro, John Ales, Gary Pastore and Gary Cookson with Jean Loop Wolfman, Ray Innicelli, Frankie Cee Ronnie Lorenzo, Jim Morrow and Ciro Popiti Written and Directed by: Ruvin Orbach
COLDEN NUGGET INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
… Direction, all along the movie, is elegant and clever, audience, step by step, is surprised by the choices of the director. Never banal or predictable. …
Lucky Man: The Future Looks Bright for Orbach by Frederik Sisa
Orbach does land a well-struck blow; good filming technique, good cast, the whole shebang. The future’s looking bright for this new filmmaker.
SPIKE DVD REVIEW
Ruvin Orbach’s Lucky Man demonstrates an easy flair for gritty humor and quirky characters. There’s also a flavorful, zesty mosaic of old and new faces stirred into the mix, including vets like Sopranos wise guys Frank Vincent and Vincent Pastore.
Lucky Man is paved with richly drawn offbeat personalities and finely crafted storytelling.
It’s a pretty brilliant exercise in style by writer-director Ruvin Orbach, who has come closer to exactly recreating the looks and sounds of a cheap crime thriller from the mid-’70s with his little indie than any major studio effort.
The Peaceful Critic written by Richard Propes
Orbach delivers smart dialogue and surprisingly complex character development
REVIEW BY ANDREW STAKER
This squalid world of violence, money, and smoke is hauntingly engrossing in its conviction
PRAISE FROM TALENT
On CNN, Frank Vincent (Soprano’s) claimed, “Ruvin Orbach has a great deal of power as a director.”
Brian De Palma who saw the film praised “Great story!”
“Keep going in the direction you are going!” urged Oliver Stone talking about Ruvin Orbach.