The Lost Lotteries review – over-the-top and action-packed

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: November 19, 2022 (Last updated: 4 weeks ago)


The action is next level and so much happens at once that it’s hard to keep up with all of it.

We review the Netflix film The Lost Lotteries, directed by Prueksa Amaruji, which does not contain spoilers.

The Lost Lotteries is one of the whackiest and most fast-paced films you will watch on Netflix. The film, according to IMDB, is about five down-on-their-luck strangers who must band together to steal back winning lottery tickets worth millions from a wicked mafia boss.

The concept is really interesting, and it’s fun to see how the team works together to steal back winning lottery tickets. It seems like such an impossible feat because everyone knows that lottery tickets are winners. How can one steal the winning tickets? Well, I’m sure we’ve all thought about doing this from time to time.

The five of them have to face many obstacles along the way and even take on a reckless crime boss. They have to ward off his henchmen and even end up in an illegal backroom boxing match just to get those lottery tickets.

The obstacles constantly change the dynamic of the five of the moving forward because of all the curveballs. Tay (Wongravee Nateetorn) is a business student and chess fanatic. He is constantly faced with bad luck and doesn’t know how to get out of it.

Ever since his mom fell through an open sewer, Tay has gotten into a different mindset to help his mother. So, he starts selling lottery numbers after school. He tries his best until his boss gets in the way (who has secrets of his own) and sends his goons over to Tay’s mom’s house.

They have no money to pay back the loan that his mom took out; the lottery tray and all of its tickets are taken out. 

The performances in this movie are all over the top, and it’s almost too much. But it works for the humour and the action that unfolds in the movie.

There is a lot of physical comedy that the actors had to put their whole bodies into and it looked like a lot. The characters do feel a bit one-note and they aren’t fully developed.

All we know is that they have to get these tickets and that’s all there is to it. What was impressive was the editing and close-ups throughout the film because they made it more dramatic.

It’s a fun watch because of the concept and the way the story is executed. The action is next level and so much happens at once that it’s hard to keep up with all of it.

They end up feeling like a team and Tay has many inspirational speeches throughout the film to keep the momentum. If you can get past the silliness and over-the-top nature of it all, it winds up being quite funny.

What did you think of The Lost Lotteries? Comment below.

You can watch this film with a subscription to Netflix.

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