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Lucky Number Slevin
Wrong Time. Wrong Place. Wrong Number.
Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many twists and turns.
Lucky Number Slevin is a sort of black comedy that follows Slevin, who is taken into the midddle of a war - that is being prepared by the two top leaders of the New York Mafia - due to misidentification. He thus finds himself in a deadly mess and is forced to respond to the orders of the two leaders while being pursued by a mysterious hitman and by a strange detective.
Paul McGuigan's film starts as a very entertaining depiction of the unofrtunate life of a simple guy who gets in a criminal confusion due to a simple accident. The build up is pretty clever as the screenwriter provides us interesting dialogue and apparently interesting characters and it initially…
A film that I vaguely remember coming out, and the only reason I watched it was because I was looking for a film with a twist at the end. Luckily there's lists for just about everything on here! This film was directed by Paul McGuigan, and starred Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, and Ben Kingsley.
The plot.... well it's quite a twisty and turney affair, but to put it in simple words - a man called Slevin, due to a case of mistaken identity, lands himself in the middle of a war between two aging gang bosses. If you want to know more then you'll have to watch it as I don't really want to give too much away.…
Lately I have been spending so much time moving my website to another web provider that I have not been able to secure any new movies to watch. So I have had to re-watch DVDs from my own collection. Tonight I picked Lucky Number Slevin to re-watch. This is one of my favorite Bruce Willis movies.
This is one fun puzzle to put together. Gangsters, assassins, dirty cops, an innocent by-stander and a sexy Lucy Liu make up the pieces of the puzzle. To explain the movie anymore would take away some of the joy of the movie. I do have some quick non-spoiler thoughts about the movie.
1. Bruce is a badass in this movie....or as he says...."A worldclass…
Not to be confused with the vastly superior film 'Lucky Guzzles Semen'.
Film 9 of The June Challenge
"No small matter. Requires a lot of planning. Involves a lot of people. People connected only by the slightest of events. Like whispers in the night, in that place that never forgets, even when those people do."
First of all, this stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Sir Ben Kingsley. Therefore, it's pretty much guaranteed to be awesome. And it is.
This is one of those films where you're not quite sure of what's happening throughout the majority of the running time. Seriously, here's a 100% accurate summary of the first hour or so:
"Right then, this guy's talking to that guy about the other guy now this guy's talking about the other guy…
After spending a good half hour trying to explain the plot of Lucky Number Slevin to a friend recently, I realised how complex but utterly brilliant this film is. Josh Hartnett is the biggest surprise as he give his best performance yet, leading this film superbly and keeping us entertained from one minute to the next. Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Stanley Tucci, and Bruce Willis also have brilliant and well-suited characters, as the cast comes together really well to create an incredibly engaging crime thriller. The narrative approach is its biggest quality, however, jumping back and forth to piece the story together in a way that keeps you both guessing but also completely invested. It's definitely one of my favourites in its genre.
This movie has some great writing. Josh Hartnett's character has greatly written lines, if wit was shit he'd be constipated. The story is also written brilliantly as throughout there can be sections that don't quite fit but there is the eureka moment by the end when it all the pieces of the jigsaw come together.
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The first half is slightly below average action comedy, and then the second half stops the jokes (thankfully) and ties everything up with a nice, cruel bow. Tone and writing are the big problems.
I really do enjoy this movie, but I've never seen such a collection of ugly hallways in all my life.
Love this movie. Performances were great overall (even Hartnett!).
A tawdry emulation of the Tarantino/Ritchie crime movies of the 90s that is so smug and proud of itself that it's hard not to hate it. It has a great cast, that it mostly wasted. It has good photography, but there is an air of cheapness that flows through it. Maybe it's the unconvincing period scene at the front of the film. Maybe it's the set design that is 90% loud wallpaper. Maybe it's the fact that this is set in a weird version of NYC where everyone's past intersects in some fashion. It makes one of the world's mega-cities feel smaller than my elementary school.
At any rate, it's predictable, which is a death sentence for a movie as plotty as this. It's somewhat infuriating that the last 15 minutes are devoted to a "How They Did It" sequence when, I am fairly certain, most who watch this will already know the answers.
Tarantino-Film für Leute, die sich diesen Film als Tarantino-Film verkaufen lassen.
A movie that deserves a larger audience but was completely mismarketed by its studio. They wanted you to think it was "Snatch". It's not. It's actually a better script than "Snatch", folks. And it goes to show if you pair Josh Hartnett with a solid script, he *can* carry a movie. A smart, smart comedy-thriller (the first 2/3rds of the film has some of the sharpest dialogue in a film in the last 5 years; the last 3rd swerves into something WAAAAAY different) with some great performances from Hartnett, Liu, Freeman, and Kingsley (Bruce Willis is there, but he doesn't bring anything to the table in terms of new and different). Slevin Kelevra, while staying in a friend's apartment, becomes…
Treasure hunt and revenge, I really enjoyed it!
Stolen from Graham J
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