75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The talk is witty, the twists are ingenious, the look and the mood are drop-dead.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

For the most part, though, it works as a clever thriller that entertains through purposeful misdirection.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This pop-culture-infused mistaken-identity thriller ultimately grabs hold and beguiles, though its convoluted plot takes a while to get going.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film is stylish as hell with sharp dialogue, a tongue-in-cheek plot and visual and editing razzle-dazzle.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A thriller that holds less interest - and less water - the more it reveals about what's actually going on.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The most original thing about Lucky Number Slevin is that it lets Lucy Liu play a screwball heroine.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Declarative sentences are as scarce as detectable feelings in this stylish, emptyish thriller -- it's Tarantino with the vital juices left out.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Overwritten, over-designed, and too clever by 200 percent, the film does offer the pleasure of actors enjoying themselves.
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53 out of 100
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