Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman
I’ve never been super-interested in crime movies, but I do love me a good mystery, and Lucky Number Slevin has… well, A mystery in it, anyway. It’s not bad, but it does that annoying thing where it doesn’t give you any of the clues you needed to solve it as the audience until the end when they just tell you what was going on.
A guy named Slevin gets accidentally caught up in a war between two mob bosses, Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley. He’s told that he has to kill Kingsley’s son to pay off his debt (which isn’t actually his, it’s the debt of the guy who’s apartment he’s staying at). Also in the mix is the mysterious hitman Bruce Willis and the friendly and helpful neighbor Lucy Liu.
It was really, really strange to see Lucy Liu in this movie as the nicest, most honest character. I kept expecting her to turn out to be some assassinatrix because that’s the ONLY ROLE SHE EVER PLAYS. The way the story unfolds at the end is entertaining and it’s a fun enough ride getting there. Not a bad film at all.