Owen Gleiberman
August 23, 1991 at 04:00 AM EDT

Pure Luck

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
96 minutes
performer
Danny Glover, Martin Short, Sheila Kelley, Sam Wanamaker
director
Nadia Tass
distributor
Universal
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Comedy
We gave it a D-

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-

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