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Running Time:
1 hour, 49 minutes

Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.

Rating Explanation:
for strong violence, sexuality and language

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
A stylish, fast-paced and amusing film noir crime thriller, but it's too confused to be completely entertaining.4


Lucky Number Slevin
Slevin (Josh Hartnett) comes to New York to visit his friend Nick, but he when he gets there finds Nick's apartment empty. "I think Nick is in trouble," says Lindsey (Lucy Liu), Nick's neighbor. This becomes obvious to Slevin when he opens the door expecting to see Lindsey there but instead he gets a beating by a couple of thugs.

It seems The boss (Morgan Freeman) is looking for Nick, and Slevin can't prove he's not Nick because his pocket got picked that morning and he has no ID. The Boss claims that the apartment occupant owes him a small fortune. He will forgive the debt if Slevin kills the son of his underworld rival Schlomo (Ben Kingsley). That's when the notorious assassin Goodkat (Bruce Willis) enters the picture.

The most entertaining part of this movie is seeing some really talented actors having fun with their over-the top roles. Scottish director Paul McGuigan ("Wicker Park") has crafted a stylish film noir from Jason Smilovic's inventive script. Lucky Number Slevin's sly humor leaves you smiling although it may really be be a bit too slick, clever and confusing for its own good.






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