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(Film Review) Lucky Number Slevin

I saw 'Lucky Number Slevin' at the cinema on Saturday morning. The trailers had intrigued me and it looked my kind of film. It certainly didn't disappoint.

Scottish Director Paul McGuigan managed to assemble a very good cast including Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Lucy Lui and Ben Kingsley for the film and they all pretty much come up trumps. If anything the weakest performance from the aforementioned is actually Ben Kingsley!

I will admit I kinda fell for Lucy Lui pretty much from her first on-screen appearence. This is unusual as I've never really been taken by her in that way before. I think a lot of it had to do with her characters personality - she was scatty and enthusiastic which I guess I kind of go for. I just adored her in the role of Lindsey.

The basic premise of the film is that Slevin (Josh Hartnett) travels to New York to visit a friend (Nick) to get away from loosing his job and catching his girlfriend shagging someone else. On route to his mates house he gets mugged (and nose broken) and then arrives to find no one at home. He lets himself in, has shower, and then gets interrupted by nieghbour Lindsey (Lucy Lui). He then gets accosted by two heavy's who mistake him for Nick and haul him away to speak to The Boss (Morgan Freeman). Nick owed money to someone than owed money to The Boss and The Boss is now calling that debt in. Unfortunately for Slevin The Boss' main rival (The Rabbi played by Ben Kingsley) is also owed money by Nick and once he gets back to Nick's flat he is almost immediately confronted by The Rabbi's men and taken to have a chat. In the midst of all of this is Mr. Gookat (Bruce Willis) a master assassin who seems to be manipulating things behind the scene.

I enjoyed this film and would reccommend it to anyone who likes filsm in the vein of Momento and to an extent Pulp Fiction. Lucky Number Slevin resides somewhere in the middle ground of those two.

School Report: B+


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Feb. 27th, 2006 08:45 am (UTC)
**silly and bouncy**

No, scatty and enthusiastic :p

The character had intelligence, which is also something else I look for. Plus I thought she was cute in this.

Go figure!

I agree with you on the lack of material for Ben Kingsley. He can be a really great actor, I'll never forget seeing him in the brilliant 'Sexy Beast' and thinking "But, this guy was Gandhi!" :p
Feb. 27th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
I'm tempted to see this just because of m name...
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