[Movie Review] Lucky Number Slevin

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  1. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Watched it last night with some friends and was pleasantly surprised.

    Typically, the slick crime capers with twisty stories (a la snatch, layer cake, lock, stock and 2 smoking barrles etc.) are a british domain and have a decidedly british sense of humour and flow.

    This movie borrows a few elements from those movies and incorporates elements of Revolver as well, tying in the cerebral, to come up with a pretty decent overall package.

    The "stories" in the flash-backs add a lot of layers to the movie that you can choose to disregard, but you'd miss out on many clues.

    Being the movie boffin that I am, I figured out the main theme of the movie early on. You just have to listen and put 2 + 2 together and come up with 5 :smoker:

    The dialogue is the key element of the movie, a la Revolver, and is the main reason this movie is elevated from average to pretty good.

    Willis and Hartnet do really good jobs portraying their characters as both of them also have a lot of layers (see the link to layer cake?). The story is relatively straight-forward with all the requisite meanderings and the pacing keeps everything taut. It's not a short movie but it certainly feels that way when you watch it.

    I'd recommend anyone looking for a snappy, quality flick to give this one a look/see.

    4/5 OSNN stars.
     
  2. kcnychief

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    I've been wanting to see this, glad you liked it :)
     
  3. falconguard

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    It might be British Domain, but they are all grandfathered in by the Usual Suspects (1995)
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    The usual suspects was a lot darker than all the others. I think only Revolver would come close to the darkness factor. I included revolver in my list because of the chess aspect and mind games :cool:
     
  5. 123kid

    123kid OSNN One Post Wonder

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    i got to see this movie thanks for the review