Lucky Number Slevin
LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN is a thriller that twists and turns its way through an underworld of crime and revenge.
Set in New York City, a case of mistaken identity lands Slevin (Josh Hartnett) into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city’s most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi (Ben Kingsley) and The Boss (Morgan Freeman). Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski (Stanely Tucci) as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat (Bruce Willis) and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them…before they get him.
Also starring Lucy Liu, LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN is directed by Paul McGuigan and written by Jason Smilovic.
Bruce Willis seems to be drawn to movies that rarely have happy endings and this one is no different. This film was reminiscent of an Elmore Leonard movie in its twists and turns but unfortunately, around every corner someone is being graphically murdered in cold blood. From past to present to past again, we are drawn into a story whose protagonist is bent on vengeance for a crime committed 20 years previous. As if the violence wasn’t bad enough in each instance the first time, director Paul McGuigan sees fit to accost us with every murder several more times through the much overused “flash-back” sequences.
There are no values, morals or lessons we can take away from this shoot ’em up flick. Our advice it to gamble on a sure bet and leave “Lucky Number Slevin” alone.