Lucky Number Slevin (2006) Directed by Paul McGuigan (Push)
Starring Josh Harnett (Pearl Harbor), Bruce Willis (Die Hard) Morgan Freeman (Unforgiven) Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3)
A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city’s most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
Lucky Number Slevin is an impressive action crime thriller with some flaws, but the good outweighs the bad in this one. Director Paul McGuigan is admirable in making this movie. The shots are well done and creative. The screenplay is excellent. Josh Hartnett is good as Slevin, the ordinary dude thrust-ed into extraordinary circumstances. Hartnett proves to be effective in the role. Morgan Freeman is great as The Boss but he isn’t given much to do. The same can go for Ben Kinsgley as The Rabbi but he like Freeman still make the best of their villain roles. The rest of the cast including Lucy Liu, Stanley Tucci, and Bruce Willis as a hit-man are solid as the supporting characters in their limited screen time. The few action sequences are well executed and the intricate but not too complicated plot keeps your interest. Overall Lucky Number Sleven is a great action crime thriller with an interesting premise and exceptional performances by the cast who make Lucky Number Slevin a movie to check out.