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DVD Review

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 12, 2006; DVD Release Date: Sep 12, 2006; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Josh Hartnett; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

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.''

Originally posted Sep 08, 2006 Published in issue #897 Sep 15, 2006 Order article reprints