Posted on 7/27/10 09:03 PM
When I was watching Lucky Number Slevin this morning,(I'm unemployed),I was watching a scene where Bruce Willis points a gun at Sir Ben Kingsley and Morgan Freeman,while Josh Hartnett talks to them. Watching it,I was wondering why this movie missed the radar. Well,I still don't have a reason. It may be slick,stylish and too full of itself,but its consequences do not come close to outweighing the good elements. Slevin goes to NYC to visit his friend, and immediately gets involved in a decades-long war between two aging mob bosses-the Boss (Freeman) and the Rabbi (Kingsley). But Slevin takes control of the situation, and reveals some major twists along the way.
Hartnett is great as the stylish, worryfree Slevin. Freeman and Kingsley are perfectly cast as the rival gangsters. Willis is a fine casting as well,as a hitman working for both sides. Stanley Tucci plays a NYC detective hot on the case, and Lucy Liu rounds out the cast as the overly flirtatious neighbor of the apartment Slevin is staying at.
Many critics called this film a Pulp-Fiction wannabe, which is almost a guaranteed deadweight for the movie. But Slevin has a delicately clever and satirical script; hell,its funny. It is. Hartnett is a delight to watch as he purposely goes way over his head. Lucky Number Slevin is a very smart movie,but never too smart. Mixing humor,action and brains, Lucky Number Slevin is an all-around win.