Lucky Number Slevin

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    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.

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    With its diabolical ending, this is the movie equivalent of a crossword puzzle: fun, clever, and disposable.

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    Only Lucy Liu's insanely perky neighbour emerges with any real credit.

    Name user

    It shrinks your perception of what movies can do.

    Name user

    Everything in it -- every confusion, every line of unspeakable dialogue, every red herring, every camera setup -- has been borrowed from some movie you've seen before.

    Name user

    It finally all makes sense after a fashion, and I think and hope that you will be entertained by all the narrative legerdemain.

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    I think it was entertaining as heck.

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    Not as clever as it thinks, a little too clever for its own good, it's a fun ride, nonetheless.

    Name user

    Lucky Number Slevin feels exhausted -- like a movie that somehow got lost in time and arrived six years too late.

    Name user

    It's self-consciously clever in a not-very-clever way, a puzzle only its creator finds puzzling. It's fun to listen to, not to follow or watch.

    2/5
    Name user

    Some movies are too smart for their own good. Lucky Number Slevin only thinks it is.

    Name user

    A smug, deliberately convoluted mix tape of Tarantino, the Coen brothers, Guy Ritchie and Hitchcock with (mostly) a cast to die for, Lucky Number Slevin is great fun for, say, 20 minutes.

    2/4
    Name user

    The movie is all clever gotchas and hoodwinks, without any substance to go along with them.

    2/4
    Name user

    Like the recent Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Slevin is a real-world crime tale with no grip on reality, just an obsession for gimmicky movie-brat fantasy. Believable, it's not.

    2/4
    Name user

    With its curlicue plot, consummate cast and crackerjack dialogue, Lucky Number Slevin is the sharpest bang-bang flick of the year so far.

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    Name user

    Lucky Number Slevin provides the kind of enjoyment you get from watching a skilled tap dancer ply his trade on a highly polished surface. Style trumps substance.

    B-
    Name user

    With so many players in this shell game, a viewer could get paranoid. That's the idea.

    3/4
    Name user

    It's the type of movie where nothing is as it appears, and even when it's all sorted out it's completely unsatisfying.

    Name user

    It feels more like a series of bits rather than a coherent narrative, and director Paul McGuigan paces it this way; you never feel as if the entire movie has coalesced, though many of the individual parts are a lot of fun.

    3/4
    Name user

    Eventually, having gone along for the ride, we feel taken for a ride.

    2/4
    Name user

    Jason Smilovic's screenplay for Paul McGuigan's Lucky Number Slevin would be too clever for its own good if it weren't so ... darn clever.

    3/4
    Name user

    If Lucky Number Slevin was as good as it is clever, we'd be talking four stars here.

    Name user

    Lucky Number Slevin definitely gives the old cerebrum a jolt, but it's more of a steroid shot than a real gray-matter workout.

    2/4
    Name user

    Our curiosity about the answer to the question 'What's a nice kid like you doing in a joint like this?' may be the only thing that keeps us watching.

    Name user

    It's not that hyper-violent movies are axiomatically a bad thing, it's just that this particular example is so laden with shootings that it becomes somehow tedious.

    Name user

    This pop-culture-infused mistaken-identity thriller ultimately grabs hold and beguiles, though its convoluted plot takes a while to get going.

    3/4
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    Lucky Number Slevin is an odd but tasty duck.

    B-
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    It took me all of 10 minutes to decide I hated it.

    2/5
    Name user

    This star-studded jigsaw puzzle of revenge and mistaken identity thinks it's terribly smart, although it amounts to an empty, self-satisfied imitation of Pulp Fiction.

    2/5
    Name user

    It's the worst kind of con: It tells us it's a con, so we don't even have the consolation of being led down the garden path. The rug of reality is jerked out from under us in the opening scenes, and before long the floor is being dismantled.

    2/4
    Name user

    Hartnett has been stuck in the young-adult heartthrob mode for some time now, but this comic thriller may launch him into meatier fare.

    B+
    Name user

    Even when it's being too clever by half, Lucky Number Slevin racks up twice as many style points as any other film so far this year.

    3/4
    Name user

    Lucky Number Slevin is one of those movies where, with every knock on the door, you expect whoever answers to get either punched in the nose or shot in the face.

    Name user

    Lucky Number Slevin is an ingenious maze that viewers will enjoy getting lost in. It's in the rare category of movies I immediately wanted to see again.

    3/4
    Name user

    [The film] sometimes sidles toward pretension but never succumbs to it.

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    Oh, it can be clever -- in the way a precocious kid can be clever. But, like said kid, after a while, you just want it to stop.

    D
    Name user

    The talk is witty, the twists are ingenious, the look and the mood are drop-dead.

    3/4
    Name user

    Another drearily sadistic and pointless crime thriller from the excessively in-demand Scottish technician Paul McGuigan.

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    For all its game invention, is less Pulp Fiction than an Elmore Leonard knockoff crossed with Deathtrap: a thriller that holds less interest -- and less water -- the more it reveals about what's actually going on.

    B-
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    A smug, derivative, but frequently witty crime cartoon.

    Name user

    As twisty thrillers of the genre go, this one is more than passable. Overanalyzation can spoil the fun -- this is the kind of movie with which it's best to go with the flow.

    3/4
    Name user

    I keep seeing films in which A-grade actors fill not just the top slots but some of the lesser roles, too, only to find themselves squashed by a script, or by a weight of contrivance, that would be lucky to bring home a C-plus.

    Name user

    The convoluted ain't-I-clever script by Jason Smilovic has a cheat ending that makes you want to do a little torturing yourself.

    2/4
    Name user

    No matter how badly the movie cons you, you must admit that the film is stylish as hell with sharp dialogue, a tongue-in-cheek plot and visual and editing razzle-dazzle.

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    This mistaken-identity thriller delights in narrative complication and Tarantino-esque self-awareness; it's when the labyrinthine plot starts to make sense, ironically, that the pervasive shallowness becomes a liability.

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