Review coming from Contributor: Joseph Martinez
|Featuring:||Josh Hartnett, Lucy Liu, Ben Kingsley, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman|
The Weinstein Company
“Wrong Time. Wrong Place. Wrong Number.”
There are two strong sex scenes and intense violence in “Lucky Number Slevin”. That should keep most Christians from viewing this film.
Josh Hartnett plays Slevin, a victim of mistaken identity. Slevin goes to visit his friend Nick Fisher. When Slevin arrives, Nick is nowhere to be found. While at Nick’s apartment, Slevin is visited and taken hostage by two opposing crime fighting families who mistake him for Nick. Having recently been mugged and with no proof of identity, he finds himself between a rock and a hard place. The adorable Lucy Liu plays Nick’s neighbor, Lindsey.
“Lucky Number Sleven” is many things: a comedy, a mystery and a suspense thriller. Writer Jason Smilovic has a gift for witty dialogue and director Paul McGuigan is a great storyteller. The pace of the film is quick and stylish—taking the audience into another world. The film is edgy and very funny.
The premise behind the film is that of revenge. Each family is trying to kill off the other. Somehow, even I was pleased with the end. That shows that either this film was engrossing or that I am easily persuaded to worldly thought. Vengeance belongs to the Lord. That is hard for us to swallow. We have this idea that we have the right, if not the responsibility to punish those that bring harm and pain to our lives. Somehow we think that we find peace when fully avenged. The truth is that we don’t. Adam brought sin into the world. And that one act has led to many sinful acts that have brought death, pain and misery to all mankind.
A true Christian can find his peace in Jesus Christ and his hope in the Second Coming. At that time, true justice will lead and our desire will not to be avenged, but rather to see Christ given the glory and worship He deserves.
Violence: Heavy / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Heavy