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Lucky Number Slevin Reviews

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Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
April 7, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 7, 2006
It's self-consciously clever in a not-very-clever way, a puzzle only its creator finds puzzling. It's fun to listen to, not to follow or watch.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 6, 2006
It's the worst kind of con: It tells us it's a con, so we don't even have the consolation of being led down the garden path. The rug of reality is jerked out from under us in the opening scenes, and before long the floor is being dismantled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
April 6, 2006
Another drearily sadistic and pointless crime thriller from the excessively in-demand Scottish technician Paul McGuigan.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
Elaborately hollow tough-guy arabesque
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 5, 2006
What's ultimately missing from Slevin is not only mystery and humor, but any trace of inventiveness to counteract the overriding triteness of its Pulp Fiction-ish shenanigans.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
April 6, 2006
It's not that hyper-violent movies are axiomatically a bad thing, it's just that this particular example is so laden with shootings that it becomes somehow tedious.
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
April 6, 2006
Slevin feels like a lackluster writing sample that somehow bumbled its way into a feature film production.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 6, 2006
Forgets the richness of these characters and concentrates on unveiling a series of cheap twists.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
April 7, 2006
Not possesing any of the flair or subtle characterization of Tarantino, Lucky Number Slevin is a frustrating and grim piece of hollow trickery.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
May 4, 2006
It's the hipster you try to ignore at the party, knowing he's got one good story but will keep talking until you agree he's cooler and smarter than you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
April 6, 2006
it all feels a bit too forced
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
April 5, 2006
Slick and stylized, it's a convoluted crime plot that's stretched to pretentious extremes.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 6, 2006
... a fun but bloodless pastiche, at least where it counts.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 7, 2006
This good-natured noir is terrifically amusing and likable for the first hour.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
April 7, 2006
The fist half hour of this film is so promising that I'm almost willing to ignore the mess that follows. Almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 9, 2006
A twisty and stylish but disposable thriller that leads nowhere with its inflated plot.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Plath
Reel.com
September 21, 2006
Lucky Number Slevin moves along nicely, and it's easy to get caught up in all that style. But style and cheap tricks are two different things.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 21, 2006
The convoluted ain't-I-clever script by Jason Smilovic has a cheat ending that makes you want to do a little torturing yourself.
| Original Score: 2/4
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