A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
Billy Bickle (Sam Rockwell) seems very much inspired by Robert De Niro's character in Taxi Driver (1974) Travis Bickle. As well is their last name they also share a mental illnesses and desire for violence. See more »
At the final showdown, the Jack of Diamonds that is facing the camera in Bonnie's collar moves from the right front to the back left of the dog's neck. This cannot be explained away by the collar slipping around its neck, since the face of the card would be facing away from the camera and into its neck if it did slide around there. See more »
I'm going to be over to kill you Tuesday.
. That's good, I'm not doing anything Tuesday.
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A surprise final scene interrupts the closing credits a few seconds after they start. See more »
With a stellar cast like this, you expect something great, or at least good.... however, this Tarantino wanna be film falls short of expectations and leaves the viewer perplexed, bored, and disappointed.
The scenes were a little disjointed and hard to follow. The humor and satire, although very clever and funny at times, overall fell flat. There were a few lines that when you caught them made you laugh out loud.. but not enough of them and not not written in a cohesive enough style to work.
The high point was Sam Rockwell's performance which was powerful, convincing and funny, but otherwise it kinda sucked.
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