Lucky Number Slevin

Lucky Number Slevin

Paul McGuigan (2006)

18 Certificate
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Our Score
Director Paul McGuigan and star Josh Hartnett previously collaborated on Wicker Park, a flawed but still interesting remake of L'Appartement. There, McGuigan got the best out of the often rather wooden actor, and he does the same in this playfully convoluted thriller. Hartnett plays Slevin, a young smart mouth who seems to be the victim of a serious case of mistaken identity when he's dragged from a friend's flat by some thugs. Soon he finds himself in the middle of a war between two rival gang leaders (Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley), who each appear to be employing the same mysterious hitman (Bruce Willis). Jason Smilovic's script provides zingy one-liners for Hartnett, who delivers them wearing a thoroughly appropriate perma-smirk, as well as scenery-chewing opportunities for both Freeman and Kingsley. Only Lucy Liu, as an irritatingly perky sidekick/romantic interest, casts a shadow over this lightweight, thoroughly disposable fun.


A case of mistaken identity plunges an ordinary man into the middle of a war between crime syndicates. With no means of proving who he really is, he finds himself forced to pay off a friend's debt to an underworld kingpin by assassinating a rival mobster. Thriller, starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley.

Cast & Crew

Slevin Kelevra Josh Hartnett
Mr Goodkat Bruce Willis
Lindsey Lucy Liu
The Boss Morgan Freeman
The Rabbi Ben Kingsley
Det Brikowski Stanley Tucci
Sloe Mykelti Williamson
Yitzchok Michael Rubenfeld
Director Paul McGuigan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Violence and swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray