Old Movie Review: Lucky Number Slevin

Although I should have been studying or doing some work before exam week starts I decided to watch a movie yesterday and just relax. My friend Patrick brought over a movie that I remember I had heard about in the past, but I had never actually seen. Lucky Number Slevin (2006), starring an incredible cast including Josh Hartnett, Sir Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis is a two-hour action packed masterpiece. I was so surprised that I had never seen a movie of this caliber. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire movie because with every minute in the movie a new twist and turn would come about. The movie is a little bit difficult to understand if you do not pay close attention to every scene, so make sure if you watch this that you don’t have people who are constantly talking or distracting you.

The movie follows Slevin (Josh Hartnett), a loner who has recently hit a bit of an unlucky strike in his life. So, he decides to visit his good friend in New York for a couple weeks to get away. Once he gets to New York his problems start. After finding out his friend is nowhere to be found and a mugging incident, 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 (Kingsley) and The Boss (Freeman). 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. From this point on Hartnett gets involved with his missing friend’s quirky, yet seductive, neighbor (Lucy Liu) and is assigned to killing the son of The Rabbi as a result of an ongoing feud. All the while he tries to figure out where is friend his, how he is going to get out of this mess, how will he kill the Rabbi’s son and in the end a major twist unfolds which puts everything together for the audience.

I would definitely check out this movie if you have some free time. Yes, it may seem confusing, but I can guarantee you will be on the edge of your seat the entire time. Let me know what you think. Rent the movie at Blockbuster today!


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