Kudos to my friend Bobby for dragging me out of the house Saturday on short notice to see a movie I hadn't heard much about.
Lucky Number Sleven is difficult to write about, because too much information might easily give away some of the many plot twists and turns that make this film unique, and fun. Part The Game, part Magnolia (or Lost, or any film or TV show that connects characters in a way the audience has to figure out) and part Pulp Fiction, Lucky Number Sleven is an exciting and interesting ride from the opening credits forward. The film boasts funny, smart dialogue and great acting from a stellar cast, including Morgan Freeman, Sir Ben Kingsly, Bruce Willis and Lucy Liu. Josh Hartnett stars in Sleven, and delivers a breakout performance.
Double Kudos to Bobby for finding this film in the downtown Cinemas, where the admission is only $3. Great movie for a great price! Highly recommended, as this may be one of the best thrillers I've seen in a long while. ***1/2