The Wrong Man (Lucky Number Slevin)

The Wrong Man (Lucky Number Slevin)

The Wrong Man (Lucky Number Slevin)
Perhaps cursed by being a homage (or rip-off, depending on your point of view) to the school of Tarantino / Rodriguez, this pulp thriller has been met with lukewarm reviews. <br /><br />Set in the mean streets of New York, it follows Slevin (Hartnett) who is mistaken for a wanted man by the crime bosses of the city: The Boss (Freeman) and The Rabbi (Kingsley). The two big wigs are about to wage war against each other. Slevin, now under constant surveillance from a notorious assassin, Mr. Goodkat (Willis) and Detective Brikowski (Tucci), must devise a plan to outsmart the bosses before he gets the beats.
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The Wrong Man (Lucky Number Slevin) / Reviews

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

What's ultimately missing from Slevin is not only mystery and humour, but any trace of inventiveness...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Like its title... Lucky Number Slevin isn't as clever as it thinks it is.

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Variety

Variety

Thoroughly -- and sometimes justifiably -- infatuated with its own cleverness, this mistaken-identity thriller delights in narrative complication and Tarantino-esque self-awareness...

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USA Today

USA Today

Lucky Number Slevin, one of the odder titles around, will get under your skin with its stylish production design, slick dialogue and offbeat characters. This pop-culture-infused mistaken-identity thriller ultimately grabs hold and beguiles, though its convoluted plot takes a while to get going...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

From its sly performances to its surreal comic book gloss to its artfully nervous camera, the film sustains the blase tone of a smart-aleck thriller that buries its heart under layers of attitude...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

For the most part, though, it works as a clever thriller that entertains through purposeful misdirection...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

If Pulp Fiction impregnated The Usual Suspects, the spawn would look a lot like this. Great genes, but you keep wondering when the kid is going to grow up and find an identity of his own...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Like its title (will there be a worse one this year?), Lucky Number Slevin isn’t as clever as it thinks it is. It has its moments, but did we really need another Revolver?...

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BBC

BBC

There's a certain school of filmmaking that says the more convoluted the plot, the better. And Paul McGuigan’s Lucky Number Slevin has just gone top of the class...

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