Lucky Number Slevin Reviews

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December 18, 2006
With its diabolical ending, this is the movie equivalent of a crossword puzzle: fun, clever, and disposable.
June 24, 2006
Only Lucy Liu's insanely perky neighbour emerges with any real credit.
May 12, 2006
It shrinks your perception of what movies can do.
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April 19, 2006
Everything in it -- every confusion, every line of unspeakable dialogue, every red herring, every camera setup -- has been borrowed from some movie you've seen before.
April 12, 2006
It finally all makes sense after a fashion, and I think and hope that you will be entertained by all the narrative legerdemain.
April 10, 2006
I think it was entertaining as heck.
April 7, 2006
Not as clever as it thinks, a little too clever for its own good, it's a fun ride, nonetheless.
April 7, 2006
Lucky Number Slevin feels exhausted -- like a movie that somehow got lost in time and arrived six years too late.
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.
April 7, 2006
Some movies are too smart for their own good. Lucky Number Slevin only thinks it is.
April 7, 2006
A smug, deliberately convoluted mix tape of Tarantino, the Coen brothers, Guy Ritchie and Hitchcock with (mostly) a cast to die for, Lucky Number Slevin is great fun for, say, 20 minutes.
April 7, 2006
The movie is all clever gotchas and hoodwinks, without any substance to go along with them.
April 7, 2006
Like the recent Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Slevin is a real-world crime tale with no grip on reality, just an obsession for gimmicky movie-brat fantasy. Believable, it's not.
April 7, 2006
With its curlicue plot, consummate cast and crackerjack dialogue, Lucky Number Slevin is the sharpest bang-bang flick of the year so far.
April 7, 2006
Lucky Number Slevin provides the kind of enjoyment you get from watching a skilled tap dancer ply his trade on a highly polished surface. Style trumps substance.
April 7, 2006
With so many players in this shell game, a viewer could get paranoid. That's the idea.
April 7, 2006
It's the type of movie where nothing is as it appears, and even when it's all sorted out it's completely unsatisfying.
April 7, 2006
It feels more like a series of bits rather than a coherent narrative, and director Paul McGuigan paces it this way; you never feel as if the entire movie has coalesced, though many of the individual parts are a lot of fun.
April 7, 2006
Eventually, having gone along for the ride, we feel taken for a ride.
April 7, 2006
Jason Smilovic's screenplay for Paul McGuigan's Lucky Number Slevin would be too clever for its own good if it weren't so ... darn clever.
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