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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Crime,Drama,Thriller
Germany / English
"Wrong Time. Wrong Place. Wrong Number. "
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 (Stanley 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.
Josh Hartnett Slevin Kelevra
Bruce Willis Mr. Goodkat
Lucy Liu Lindsey
Morgan Freeman The Boss
Ben Kingsley The Rabbi (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
Michael Rubenfeld Yitzchok
Peter Outerbridge Det. Dumbrowski
Stanley Tucci Det. Brikowski
Kevin Chamberlin Marty
Dorian Missick Elvis
Mykelti Williamson Sloe
Scott Gibson Max
Daniel Kash Bodyguard #1
Dmitry Chepovetsky Bodyguard #2
Sam Jaeger Nick Fisher
Director: Paul McGuigan
Producer: Christopher Eberts,Andreas Grosch,Kia Jam,Robert Kravis,Tyler Mitchell,Anthony Rhulen,Chris Roberts
Writer: Jason Smilovic
Not bad, but not as clever as it thinks it is.
I pretty much went into this film with little by way of expectations – the reviews I remembered suggested that it wasn't all that good. However, I was pleasantly surprised by what I got. Sure, the all star cast were maybe on cruise control (although Hartnett and (particularly) Liu were moderately sparkling) and maybe the 'twist' was blatantly telegraphed ahead, and maybe there was nothing new, and maybe the attempt to justify one of the murders is a little shaky (as the protagonist could not have known what we learn – it was a murder of expedience. Watch out for it), and maybe it wasn't half as clever as it thought it was, but sometimes a movie can just be a movie without pretensions to being art, and can be no less enjoyable for that. This is a decent little film which may not be anyone's favourite film of all time but at least it isn't Speed 2. And that, of course, is a very good thing.

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Imdb rating: 7.8
Musician: Joshua Ralph
Running time: 109 min
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