Lucky Number Slevin

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Director: Paul McGuigan
Starring: Josh Harnett, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kinsley, Bruce Willis
RunTime: 109 mins
Genre: Action / Crime
Rating: R21

Will Appeal To: People with no other movies to watch, or "Tarantinoers"

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.

Don’t quite understand the plot? It doesn’t matter. Lucky Number Slevin is filled with complicated dialogues and plot twists, which may again be quite predictable. The movie also does a Tarantino with its stylish look and back and forward time line.

Although it boosts many A-list actors (including a well-missed Josh Harnett bombed by Pearl Harbour and my favourite Lucy Liu), it lacks something – soul. Perhaps it is trying too hard to be something it is not.

I have never seen a reviewer gave it more or less than a 3 star interestingly. Even my favourite movie website Rotten Tomatoes is giving a 50%. Being in the middle may not be the best after all. It doesn’t leave an impression, good or bad.

Lucky Number Slevin – Lying in the middle

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