Films with some of the best twist endings. Suggestions welcome; just don't spoil the ending in the comments :)
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.
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.…
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…
Not to be confused with the vastly superior film 'Lucky Guzzles Semen'.
WHY have I not seen this before?!
So, is Josh Hartnett normally this good or is this a bit of a one-off? Because goddamn. In a film with a supporting cast as good as this, I was not expecting him to shine as much as he did.
This is a hilarious, twisty-turny, noir-esque crime comedy with a whole lot of parallels to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and it could very easily becoming just as much of a favourite as it on a rewatch. Excellent stuff.
Looks like I'm doing pretty well on that DVD Haul the other day. 4 for 4 at the moment.
Also: I'm a little ashamed at how often I forget just how beautiful Lucy Liu is.
This movie has such a convoluted plot that Steven Hawking got a headache after he saw it. It's clever and intricate and even manages to squeeze a half-decent performance out of Josh Hartnett.
Mistaken identities, reclusive mob-bosses, corrupt cops, Kansas City Shuffles and a lovely little turn from Lucy Liu as of all things a coroner, this has almost everything. Gandhi, Red from Shawshank and John McClane conspire to confuse the life out of us with more red herrings than an episode of Inspector Morse. A story of revenge with intrigue in spades and a sharp and witty script that leads you down a spiraling rabbit-hole, Paul McGuigan has made something quite unique.
Not a bad film in any way. In fact a pretty decent film. Just had no surprises for me at all. Guessed every plot twist well in advance. Also took forever to wrap up...
"How'd you find out about us?"
"I'm a world-class assassin, fuckhead, how do you think I found out?"
That bit of snappy -- if obvious -- dialogue best sums up this tale of constant twists, convoluted misdirection, and climaxes that are anything but obvious: slick, memorable, but less clever the more you think about it.
Or maybe the fact that the height of the story, the big reveal where everything finally falls into place, is delivered in exposition -- over the phone, no less! Yet, as big a cop-out as that is, it is delivered rather well by Robert goddamn Forster (his only scene in the film, go figure). This movie loves a cheap twist, but so much of the…
Top-notch cast. A great soundtrack. I like the camera and the interface, too. Coronation is the perfect action, you can follow her very well. Nevertheless, a surprising twist is included. Good fun, I could look at this film several times.
Ίσως η πιο γαμάτη ταινία, αν δεν σκεφτείς ούτε δευτερόλεπτο τι βλέπεις.
Πού χάθηκε ο Josh Hartnett; Λέει τίποτα το Penny Dreadful;
I remember really liking this the first time i watched it but a lot of the dialogue grated on me, although some of it is very clever. Disappointing re-watch but this is still a good film.
If you like Josh Hartnett in a towel and Bruce Willis with a resemblance of hair than this film will blow you away.
Twisting and Entertaining !
- Citizen Kane
- Fight Club
- The Sixth Sense
- Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes…
- Leon: The Professional
- Grosse Pointe Blank
- Pulp Fiction
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- In Bruges
I love Hitmen and Assassins. If they are the main focus of the film, it's almost always awesome. I don't…
- Light Sleeper
- Afraid of the Dark
- The Medusa Touch
It's close to midnight
Something evil's lurkin'in the dark
Under the moonlight
You see a sight that almost stops your…