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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
IMDb Rating 7.6
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Josh Hartnett Slevin Kelevra
Bruce Willis Goodkat
Lucy Liu Lindsey
Morgan Freeman The Boss
Ben Kingsley The Rabbi
Michael Rubenfeld Yitzchok 'the Fairy'
Peter Outerbridge Dumbrowski
Stanley Tucci Detective Brikowski
Kevin Chamberlin Marty
Dorian Missick Elvis
Mykelti Williamson
Danny Aiello
Plot
How boring it is to label a movie Tarantino-esque anymore. The thing is, when it comes to an offering like Lucky Number Slevin, the shoe fits, and the result is anything but boring. Gruesome killings, arid wit, self-reflexive pop culture references, an A-list cast, and style-heavy production values abound, which gives the proceedings an epoxy bond that seals the Q.T. homage factor. Josh Hartnett--who spends a lot of buffed-up time with his shirt off--is Slevin Kelevra, a hapless fellow visiting his New York friend Nick. But Nick has disappeared, which sets off a mistaken-identity thrill ride when two goons grab Slevin (he's in Nick's apartment so he must be Nick) and take him to their crime lord boss, the Boss (Morgan Freeman). The Boss doesn't care about Slevin's wrong-man protests; he just wants the $96,000 Nick owes him. In one of many offers he can't refuse, Slevin has to agree to murder the son of the Boss's felonious arch rival, the Rabbi (Ben Kingsley) or take the bullet himself. But Slevin turns out to be no ordinary patsy. Thrown into the ingeniously designed production, clever plot twists, and academic nods to Bond, Hitchcock, and obscure old cartoons are Lucy Liu as a sexy coroner, Stanley Tucci as an obsessed cop, and Bruce Willis as a wily hit man with his finger in many pots. With so much visual and narrative trickery, there's almost too much to absorb in one viewing of this convoluted jigsaw puzzle of revenge and entertaining mayhem. Lucky Number Slevin isn't quite up to par with similarly brainy thrillers like Memento and The Usual Suspects, but the prospect of seeing it again in order to get your bearings is just as appealing.--Ted Fry
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Drama; Thriller
Director Paul McGuigan
Producer Christopher Eberts; Andreas Grosch; Kia Jam; Chris Roberts
Writer Jason Smilovic
Studio Weinstein Company
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 109 mins
Movie Release Date 4/7/2006
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 784
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 9/11/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 796019794817
Release Date 9/12/2006
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Making Lucky # Slevin
Deleted Scenes And Alternate Ending
Commentary By Josh Hartnett, Lucy Liu & Writer Jason Smilovic
Commentary By Director Paul McGuigan
Theatrical Trailer
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