THRILLER Friday THE WRONG MAN
NINE, 11.20pm, AV15+ ( 2006)
Firmly entrenched in the wisecracking gangster genre, this complicated comic thriller sees Josh Hartnett putting his goofy charm to good use. Hartnett plays Slevin Kelevra, a hapless New Yorker who is mistaken for his missing best friend and thrown into the middle of a turf war involving the city’s two most powerful mobsters ( Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley). With the rival kingpins forcing him to carry out various revenge- based deeds on their behalf, Slevin must find a way to extricate himself from an increasingly volatile situation. A highly engaging tribute to Hitchcock, by way of Tarantino.