Lucky Number Slevin (2006)• R
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
IMDB: 7.7 / 10
Slevin (Josh Harnettf has just moved into town when he is mistaken for someone else. He’s quickly picked up by ruthless henchmen working for The Boss (Morgan Freeman), the leader of a massive criminal organization who is convinced Slevin owes him money. The headquarters of The Rabbi (Ben Kingsley), leader of a rival gang, are across the street. The gangs are in a perpetual state of war and Slevin is inadvertently thrown into the center of the action. He is scrutinized by the police and may even be the target of an assassin (Bruce Willis).
Lucky Number Slevin, while being very action-driven, does a masterful job of bringing to life the same blackmail, deceit and backstabbing that is also part of the world of espionage. The war between the rival gangs has been ongoing for decades and police detectives are perplexed at Slevin’s sudden, unexplainable involvement, leading to a satisfying unraveling of secrets and betrayals. A non-spy film with authentic spy-like features.
REALISM RATING: 2/5
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