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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

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

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This pop-culture-infused mistaken-identity thriller ultimately grabs hold and beguiles, though its convoluted plot takes a while to get going. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Declarative sentences are as scarce as detectable feelings in this stylish, emptyish thriller -- it's Tarantino with the vital juices left out. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Overwritten, over-designed, and too clever by 200 percent, the film does offer the pleasure of actors enjoying themselves. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Lucky Number Slevin would be too clever for its own good if it weren't so ... darn clever. This violent flick is not in the same league as "The Sting," which has my vote for the cleverest winding road toward a happy ending in screenwriting history, but it contains nearly as deft a con job as that 1973 film. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is stylish as hell with sharp dialogue, a tongue-in-cheek plot and visual and editing razzle-dazzle. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The talk is witty, the twists are ingenious, the look and the mood are drop-dead. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Smilovic's rapid-fire, Tarantino-esque dialogue is consistently razor-sharp, and the elaborate set design - which leans heavily towards shiny, riotously patterned wallpaper - is an eyeball-jangling blast. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Some of what occurs in Lucky Number Slevin is done with a wink and a nod, although McGuinan (á là Tarantino) doesn't skimp on the gore. show more

  • February 24, 2009 pjspin20
    Report This User

    The movie was very enjoyable. I loved the twists and turns. Is it me or is Josh Hartnett a young Tommy Lee Jones? He is destined for greatness. Bruce Willis is always good, and with Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley......what movie could ask for more.

  • August 29, 2008 Spongfan94
    Report This User

    this movie was great. from the comercials, I thought that it was an action comedy. when I saw it, I was really blown away. it wasn't a comedy at alll, it was a total thiller. and I loved every minute of it. get ready for a big twist at the end.

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