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…
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.
Not to be confused with the vastly superior film 'Lucky Guzzles Semen'.
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.
Kind of clever and could have been a gem but falls short, mainly because of the leading actor hmm..
See!? That's how you make a thriller. One that, even upon re-watching, still holds your attention and leaves you on the edge of your seat (or couch).
I had seen Lucky Number Slevin back in high school and admired it for combining an art-house aesthetic with a classic thriller narrative. It was the kind of movie I loved. And yet somehow I hadn't ever re-watched it in recent years and I felt it was time to do so.
Directed by Paul McGuigan who, depending on your tastes, is either best known as the director of Gangster No. 1 or the first episode of the greatest television series of the last decade, Sherlock, McGuigan brings his trademark style to the table…
When you see the stars and get a hint of what it is about Lucky Number Slevin seems like it could actually be really good. To be frank this film did not do it for me. It was set up to be a clever thriller/mystery with a solid starring cast. The plot was a little incomprehensible, the dialogue was unimpressive, the characters lacked depth, and at times I could not figure out if it was trying to be funny or serious. There were several cultural references such as Lil Abner, James Bond, and North by Northwest, but they were not used very effectively within the confines of the film. It seems like this is trying to be a Pulp Fiction lookalike with the same vibe as Tarrantino. Unfortunately it does not really work out so well. On a positive note I will say that the ending was decent.
Who doesn't love a good crime-heist movie in the style of Lock Stock?
I remember seeing parts of this movie on tv, but this is a movie that you have to see from the beginning. This movie certainly has some high caliber actors in it with Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman and Stanley Tucci. Bruce Willis plays things a little more subtle here compared to his usual movies and Josh Hartnett fit the role. The director isn't well known, but I thought it was well done. Certainly an improvement over Push(2009).
The plot has its twists and turns which are pretty clever if you're not paying attention. Its not on the same level as Saw(2004) or The Sixth Sense(1999). I wasn't surprised by anything at all here. In the end it does its primary job well and that's to entertain. If this had strictly been an action movie then I might have liked it more.
Cuándo fue que salió está película? y por qué no la había visto antes!!
Lo que sí es seguro es que es una de esas películas que la disfrutas al máximo la primera vez que la vez ya que el "plot twist" es fundamental para el impacto del filme... Altamente recomendable!
Like no other one. Just a cool story and unforeseeable ending.
- Citizen Kane
- Fight Club
- The Sixth Sense
- Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes…
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- The Breakfast Club
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