Lucky Number Slevin details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Oliver Davis, Ben Kingsley, Sam Jaeger, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Shira Leigh, Dorian Missick, Josh Hartnett, Rick Bramucci, Janet Lane, Victorio Fodor, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Chamberlin|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Collections:||Bruce Willis' Best Bits, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
Lucky Number Slevin
|Run time:||1 hour 49 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Jun 2006|
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Kansas City ShuffleBy AdrianWalsh (226 reviews) from Lancaster , 27 Feb 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]The film opens with 2 bookies being shot at the races, after a tip off about a horse. Then we are believed that Sleven finds his wife in bed with another man, he is then bannished from his flat, and so goes to stay at his friend Nicks apartment, but outside he is mugged and gets his nose broken, all in all I would say he is having a bad day.
Things then go from bad to worse, when 2 men turn up looking for Nick and mistaken Sleven for him, they take Sleven to the Crime Boss, where Morgon Freeman tells him he is owed £96K, or alternatively he is to kill the Rabbi's son, the rival crime boss from accross the street, he then arrives back at the flat and 2 more chaps turn up and cart him off to see the Rabbi, he is then told he owes £30k to him, now when all this is going on we see Bruce in the background but until the end we don't really know what part he plays in it.
The film has more twists and turns than 'The Big One' and is a very slick thriller, full of guns shots, and clever editing, the acting is great and the film is very entertaining if not a little souless as you never really get in to the characters mind. All in all I would recommend you watch this on DVD. would give this 3 and a half stars, really.
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Not what I was expectingBy a customer , 09 Nov 2013Not what I expected at all - almost didn't watch it expecting pretty boy comedy farce type thing but decided to give it a go because Morgan Freeman was in it. Slick, a few gut punches (not the ones Slevin gets more than once in the film).Good pacing, proper beginning, middle and end. Only minor criticism is casting of Lucy Liu, who I normally like, but seemed a bit old for what was a bit of a young kooky role in odd clothing.
I did like itBy Kaydee (21 reviews) , 14 Apr 2013The film was a little slow to get started and a little confusing in the beginning but once it got going it was actually not bad. Loved Ben Kingsley and Morgan Freeman and, of course, Bruce Willis. The film jumps a little back and forward but I think it was all right. Not the full star rating.
Like an American Guy Ritchie filmBy TheWatchman (755 reviews) from Suburbia , 04 Jan 2013And, when I say like an American Guy Richie film I mean one of his good ones, not Swept Away. Lucky Number Slevin follows the tale of a young man, oddly enough who goes by the name Slevin. Upon arriving in New York hes mistaken for someone else and ends up getting caught in a life or death feud between two rival mob bosses (both wonderfully played by Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley). Throw into the mix a hitman (Bruce Willis) who you dont know which side hes on and Lucy Lui as the love interest and you have the recipe for a half decent film. Like made famous more in British gangster films, there are plenty of shady characters along the way (you know most will end up on the wrong end of a gun sooner or later), plus even more twists and turns so you dont know whos double-crossing who. However, luckily there arent so many plot twists here that the conclusion will leave you scratching your head and having to look the end up on the internet (as I found myself doing with Guy Ritchies Revolver). All in all, Lucky Number Slevin is a good, solid entry into the gangster genres. It may never quite attain the dizzy heights of Goodfellas etc, but its definitely worth a watch it youre a fan of the genre.
Old Story, Well Done.By a customer , 16 Nov 2012I'll start but saying the story, the twist, it's been done before, nothing new in this film, but it's rarely been told this well. Not a weak performance by anyone of the main cast and Lucy Liu actually surprised me with her acting chops.
I was put off seeing this when it came out, by friends who said it was dull, though I'm glad they didn't tell me or I simply forgot the twist. I will add a note of caution, I could easily understand why some won't enjoy this film as much as I did, the style of the story-telling for one and the fact that the twist is well sign-posted, though it doesn't make it any less enjoyable for me.
Lucky for some maybe?By KingEvs (1 review) , 13 Oct 2012Sorry to say this is a very average film. It has a very boring plot and even with a great cast, pretty much all the characters are totally un-human and non-realistic. It also contains two of the most un-cool and unbelievable gangster bosses to feature in a film.