Harry Dean Stanton, in his final role, plays Lucky, a 90-year-old veteran getting on with things in a small desert town. He’s a chain smoking atheist with a daily routine, from diner to bar and home again, filling his days by conversing with a roster of local characters and some rigorous yoga routines. Lucky’s friend Howard (David Lynch) has lost his tortoise named Theodore Roosevelt and he’s worried about it, and after a health scare Lucky starts questioning his very existence and the meaning of it all. Stanton passed away a few weeks before the film was released – directed by actor John Carroll Lynch, it’s a bittersweet farewell to a much-loved screen legend.
“The performance of a lifetime” — Variety