Lucky Number Slevin
With its release coming next weekend, The Weinstein Co's Lucky Number Slevin has begun to receive early reviews and, for the most part, they look pretty impressive.
Lucky Number Slevin Reviews
I have recently been alerted to two new movie reviews for Lucky Number Slevin to appear online and each is pretty positive. Since we have been longing for the next stylish crime thriller, something that Slevin seems to be, we couldn't be happier with this first set.
"Lucky Number Slevin" is a crime thriller-cum-con job that might be too slick and clever for its own good.
The movie risks alienating its audience initially with a welter of confusing story lines, dead bodies and random characters, only for the film to grandly pull together the missing pieces by fadeout. So here's an audience's dilemma: You know you've been had, but do you like it -- or not?
The guess is a goodly number of moviegoers will like it, though there will be those refrigerator moments -- you know, when you get home, open the fridge and suddenly say to yourself, "Hey, wait a minute!" But no matter how badly the movie cons you, you must admit that the film is stylish as hell with sharp dialogue, a tongue-in-cheek plot and visual and editing razzle-dazzle.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a funky crime picture loaded with slick dialogue, lots of bloody killings and a slew of oddly named characters hit the big screen, but if you’re a fan of the genre, love watching stuff like THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU’RE DEAD, BOONDOCK SAINTS, THE USUAL SUSPECTS and SNATCH over and over again, this film is sure to strike enough matches in your book for you to consider slapping down whatever it is that movies are costing these days, and enjoy the ride. I’m just glad that movies like this and RUNNING SCARED are still being released in the year 2006, when flicks like BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE 2 and EIGHT BELOW are rockin’ the box-office charts. I guess I’m not a “family man” just yet, and until then, gimme Bruce Willis staring muthas down with a couple of silencers in each hand, Morgan Freeman acting “The Boss”, Josh Hartnett running around in a towel for a third of the film and Sir Ben Kingsley playing a gangsta rabbi, and I’ll be just fine. In fact, toss a little bit of the always-entertaining Stanley Tucci into the mix and even Lucy Lui, who generally doesn’t “do it” for me – but who in this film, plays it very cute and adorable and…well, ultimately endearing – and these actors/characters alone were enough for me to stay tuned all the way through to the end.
Check out either review by clicking on the orange links above.
If you have not heard too much about Lucky Number Slevin, watch this extended introductory clip.
Lucky Number Slevin comes to theatres on April 7th.
For the trailers, clips, movie stills, poster, synopsis and more movie info, go to the Lucky Number Slevin Movie Page.
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