Lucky Number Slevin is certainly Tarantinoesque — bullets and blood galore, too many plot twists — but ultimately emerges as a cool crime thriller. Director Paul McGuigan mixes oversaturated hues and jittery jump cuts with frisky screwball comedy. Hartnett is the object of a ”bona fide case of mistaken identity” between warring gangsters (Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley). EXTRAS Witty deleted scenes, plus a commentary track where McGuigan mocks Slevin’s ungainly title. ”It’s like having an ugly child,” he says. ”You learn to love it.”
Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Josh Hartnett, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu, Bruce Willis; Director: Paul McGuigan; Author: Jason Smilovic; Release Date Wide: 04/07/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 109; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Posted September 8 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT
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