A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
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.
At the Louisiana Bayou Motel, Jack tells the Sheriff he's from Pittsburgh and the Sheriff comments on his having driven "300 miles with a stab wound". Pittsburgh is over 1,100 miles by road from Louisiana. See more »
Written by Jonathan McPherson and James Sutton
Performed by JD MacPherson
Courtesy of Rounder Records See more »
This is not just an exceptionally good movie. This is a memorable movie. It stays with you. In today's world of CGI nothingness this is a breath of fresh air. On one hand it's a story of trust and loyalty. On the other hand it's a love story. Either way it's a dreamlike fantasy. It's also a thriller. It keeps you spell bound on the edge of your seats. At each twist and turn there is another reveal. I went with five friends. Out of the six of us five gave it a 9 or 10 and even my friend who does not like gritty movies gave it a 7. Although there is some violence, there's really no blood. It's all so elegantly done. All the cast do an amazing job. The supporting cast of Crispin Glover and Dominic Purcell are fabulous. A typically strange Crispin and a very different but equally strange Dominic Purcell. It's hard to say enough about the three leads. Classic John Cusack. There's a depth to his performance that we haven't seen for some time. Truly, Robert De Niro gives one of the performances of his career. Breathtakingly menacing. Only De Niro could deliver a performance that is so off hand and yet so very chilling. Despite being surrounded by two icons at the very top of their game, somehow, someway Rebecca Da Costa steals the movie. This stunner from Brazil (via Israel according to her role here), has shot herself to stardom.
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