Overall Rank: 2179
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 281
Theatrical Release Date: 04/07/2006
Genre: Crime, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Paul McGuigan
Actors: Josh Hartnett, Lucy Liu, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Stanley Tucci
Plot: A man who is meeting his friend in his apartment is mistaken for someone he is not and presented to two separate crime bosses to complete a task. As Slevin tries to convince the men he is not who they say he is, he decides to take on their task.
Quick Movie Reviews
Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/29/2020
'Lucky Number Slevin' is a sleek pace movie with a solid cast who all do good work. As the movie goes along, it keeps you guessing. However, I feel like the tone and style of the movie is very messy. The movie starts off bleak, but then turns quirky and funny - with characters plucked out of a Guy Ritchie movie, and dialogue from a Tarantino movie. Later towards the end it turns into a hard hitting drama. Flawed, but enjoyable.
Ian - wrote on 09/16/2015
The smug dialogue removes all semblance of realism from this so-so crime actioner. Nothing particularly stands out in any way. I had hoped for a lot more based on the reviews I read, but was disappointed in the end.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/27/2012
Lucky Number Slevin is not a perfect film, but it is a perfect exercise in stylistic entertainment. The film is a fun blend of dark comedy, action scenes, and heist moments that keep the viewer on their toes throughout.
Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 04/04/2012
Josh Hartnett plays Slevin, a man in the wrong place at the wrong time when he is caught up in a war between two rival gangsters. Clearly inspired by the post modern thrillers of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, Lucky Number Slevin is a smart and sassy if slightly self-conscious revenge story. Hartnett's character is maybe a bit too much of a smug smart ass for the first half of the film, but as things darkened I liked it a whole lot more. It looks great and although it lacks the subtlety of The Usual Suspects and the like, the quality performances and clever dialogue keeps things interesting. The weak link was probably Lucy Liu's character who's responsible for one of the more implausible moments of the story but some nice chemistry with her co-star papers over the resulting plot …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/15/2011
Goodkat (Bruce Willis), who tells the story of Max and the Kansas City Shuffle and then kills the man he was talking to in an airport. Slevin Kelevra (Josh Hartnett) is staying in his friend Nick Fisher's place and is abducted by 2 black henchmen. He falls for a neighbor Lindsey (Lucy Liu) and is tasked by "the Boss" (Morgan Freeman) to kill the son of "The Rabbi" (Sir Ben Kingsley). Smith (Bruce Willis) is seen in various killings. Some good lines: The Rabbi - "People are never happy with what they have. They want what they had. Or what others have." Mr. Goodkat - "But sometimes there's more to life than just livin'."
The formula of mistaken identity and hit-man have been presented several times. Only difference here is the direction and lack of an interesting soundtrack to …
mdtinney - wrote on 05/22/2009
Lucky Number Slevin is a 2006 crime thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Stanley Tucci, Lucy Liu, Josh Hartnett and Bruce Willis. Set in New York City, the plot focuses on the paths of Slevin Kelevra (Hartnett), Lindsey (Liu), two feuding mafia bosses known as The Boss (Freeman) and The Rabbi (Kingsley), and a mysterious hitman known as Mr. Goodkat (Willis).If you like movies that make you think you will enjoy this film. Josh Hartnett stars as "Slevin" a guy who is down on his luck and gets mistaken for someone else, or does he...from the moment that the mob bosses get a hold of Slevin the movie turns into one big guessing game. If you are like me you will find yourself thinking and trying to figure out what exactly …
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