Bruce Willis seems to be drawn to movies that rarely have happy endings and this one is no different. This film was reminiscent of an Elmore Leonard movie in its twists and turns but unfortunately, around every corner someone is being graphically murdered in cold blood. From past to present to past again, we are drawn into a story whose protagonist is bent on vengeance for a crime committed 20 years previous. As if the violence wasn’t bad enough in each instance the first time, director Paul McGuigan sees fit to accost us with every murder several more times through the much overused “flash-back” sequences.
There are no values, morals or lessons we can take away from this shoot ’em up flick. Our advice it to gamble on a sure bet and leave “Lucky Number Slevin” alone.