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Lucky Number Slevin

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Lucky Number Slevin

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
109 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/07/06
performer:
Josh Hartnett, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu, Bruce Willis
director:
Paul McGuigan
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
author:
Jason Smilovic
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B+

Lucky Number Slevin is certainly Tarantinoesque — bullets and blood galore, too many plot twists — but ultimately emerges as a cool crime thriller. Director Paul McGuigan mixes oversaturated hues and jittery jump cuts with frisky screwball comedy. Hartnett is the object of a ”bona fide case of mistaken identity” between warring gangsters (Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley). EXTRAS Witty deleted scenes, plus a commentary track where McGuigan mocks Slevin‘s ungainly title. ”It’s like having an ugly child,” he says. ”You learn to love it.”

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