Lucky Number Slevin
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.
J. R. Jones With its diabolical ending, this is the movie equivalent of a crossword puzzle: fun, clever, and disposable.
Mark Salisbury Only Lucy Liu's insanely perky neighbour emerges with any real credit.
David Edelstein It shrinks your perception of what movies can do.
Rex Reed 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.
Andrew Sarris It finally all makes sense after a fashion, and I think and hope that you will be entertained by all the narrative legerdemain.
Richard Roeper I think it was entertaining as heck.
Stephanie Zacharek 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.
Stephen Hunter 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.
Richard Schickel [The film] sometimes sidles toward pretension but never succumbs to it.
Ella Taylor Another drearily sadistic and pointless crime thriller from the excessively in-demand Scottish technician Paul McGuigan.
Michael Atkinson A smug, derivative, but frequently witty crime cartoon.
Anthony Lane 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.
Kirk Honeycutt 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.
Justin Chang 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.