The Ladykillers (2004) Synopsis
A crook and his gang involve their landlady in a caper.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Done with an enticing mixture of lacerating comedy, lush Roger Deakins cinematography, robust acting and juicy lines, the Coens'...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A lot of good actors have gone to work for the Coens and ended up looking like puppets, but Hanks is too clever for that. He knows that...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
So what if the movie isn't finger-lickin' good like the original? The performances by Hanks as a crook and Irma P. Hall as his honorable...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A Southern-style "Ocean's 11" without the pretty boys and Vegas attitude but with plenty of laughs.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Where the best Coen brothers comedy is a matter of finely tuned tone, diction, attitude and visual rhythms, everything in The Ladykillers...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's as if the brothers admired the Swiss-watch precision of the original and wanted to take it apart to see how the pieces would work in a...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film never settles into an assured rhythm, and instead the actors always seem to be pushing, putting the hard sell on an audience that,...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The loosest, silliest, broadest thing the Coens have yet committed to celluloid, and that includes "Raising Arizona," one of this critic's...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
You have to look at the earlier film to understand where the Coen brothers went wrong - terribly, noisily, annoyingly wrong. They've made a...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In fairness, the movie is good for more than a few laughs, but little substance lurks beneath the antic poses and frantic shenanigans in...
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A very under-rated (and funny) Coen Bros film

By popcorn_buddha
Hanks' goofy character alone was worth it but, as usual, Joel and Ethan have proven that they are unparalleled experts at writing laugh-out-loud, aristocratic hillbilly dialogue. Plus, Irma Hall was...

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Rated NR