Lucky Number Slevin
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An innocent man visiting a friend in New York City becomes embroiled in a dangerous series of events after being mistaken for the very man he has come to the city to see in director Paul McGuigan's labyrinthine murder mystery. Upon arriving at the empty apartment of his old friend Nick, the unassuming Slevin (Josh Hartnett) is troubled to hear the voice of his missing friend's next door neighbor Lindsay (Lucy Liu) expressing concern as to Nick's safety and whereabouts. When Slevin ventures into Lindsay's apartment only to be greeted by the uninviting fist of a thuggish mob… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With its diabolical ending, this is the movie equivalent of a crossword puzzle: fun, clever, and disposable."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Lucky Number Slevin is a very clever film, probably too clever for its own good."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"McGuigan has such a stylish eye that, even if you never quite care what's happening, you'll always be visually entertained."
‑ Brian Tallerico, UGO
"Tarantino's films work because there is usually some moral code at work, however fallen it might be. By comparison, Slevin is an unsettling exercise in amorality."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"Only Lucy Liu's insanely perky neighbour emerges with any real credit."
‑ Mark Salisbury, Time Out
"It finally all makes sense after a fashion, and I think and hope that you will be entertained by all the narrative legerdemain."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Elaborately hollow tough-guy arabesque"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Essentially a crime noir thriller with a twist, Paul McGuigan's film is showy and sharp, whose witty dialogue is delivered with a shrug"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Lucky Number Slevin moves along nicely, and it's easy to get caught up in all that style. But style and cheap tricks are two different things."
‑ James Plath,
"It shrinks your perception of what movies can do."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"I think it was entertaining as heck."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"It's the pace of the film that wins the day."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"One of the underappreciated gems of the 2006 movie season."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Don't think too hard when seeing this movie because you'll spoil the surprises."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
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