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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  7 April 2006 (USA)
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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 and The Boss. 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.



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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lucky # Slevin  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£1,074,550 (UK) (24 February 2006)


$871,360 (Australia) (17 November 2006)

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Nice one Bruce. And the rest.
17 July 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Impressively cast, well acted, funny and cleverly written dark comedy that is definitely worth a look. Keeping company with legends such as Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley and Bruce Willis (who has been taking more and more great roles recently), Josh Hartnett takes the lead in the title role and plays it well. Freeman and Kingsley are as ever faultless and brilliant. Willis is fantastic in this kind of role. The dark, understated, non-action-blockbuster, big cast thrillers suit him well. Keep it up Bruce. To top off this top-notcher, Lucy Lui is looking gorgeous in her role as the love interest. I look forward to watching more films by Paul McGuigan, a director I'd previously been unaware of. Rent it as soon as you can.

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