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.
Stylish and extraordinarily entertaining, Lucky Number Slevin is far from perfect buts its great cast, fast pace, gripping story, and spectacular violence made it a film I enjoyed tremendously from the first minute to the last. It may not reach the heights of other movies of its kind, but it's certainly worth-watching.
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AKA Shitty Yojimbo
There's a lot of twists in this one. And quite a few issues that keeps me from calling this movie "really good". For the most of it's running time, it's quite clever, but when the ending comes closer, it just goes too far. I never thought that too many plot-twists could actually ruin a movie, but this one proves that it does. Some story-lines are just useless and at some point it seems that they only used them because writers couldn't imagine a better way to explain the big mess they created. For example - without the cop part and Lucy Liu, this movie couldn't have been worse. It could have been better. Lucy Liu's lines are smart, but her…
The script didn't really need Willis, or Freeman, or Kingsley. All it needed was Josh Hartnett who does a great job of portraying a person with ataraxia and a revenge story that comes together nicely in the end.
How amazing could this movie have been had the exposition and reveal not been so heavy handed? The acting is great, the story is compelling, and the characters are surely the most interesting you could get in this kind of mafia-vendetta.
Someone in the editing process needs to have a serious conversation with themselves concerning their trust in the common man’s intelligence, though, because the way they handled the audience was only a George Lucas-line short of embarrassing.
Saw this thing yeeeaaars ago and picked it up at CEX for 50p months back, thought I'd better re-watch it.
Some fucker gets shot in the first minute then a bunch of other fuckers get assassinated. Good start. Bruce Willis in a wheelchair talking about some bullshit to a guy at an airport. There's a load of set up at the start, no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing, but the gist is Josh Hartnett gets in some serious trouble with two gang bosses. Mistaken identity kinda thing.
It's like a sub par Tarantino style know it all, cooler than cool, pulp noir script. It's different and fun but also really try hard and lame in places.…
I actually enjoyed this film more than i had expected. Many reviews have told it to be a bit dull but i thought it was humoristic and original and had some cool lines and Josh Hartnett plays a good role just like Bruce does.
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