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The Ladykillers

42 Ratings: 1.9
The 2004 Coen Brother's movie

Remake of the 1955 film.      If you've never enjoyed Alec Guinness in theclassic 1955 British comedythat inspired it, the Coen brothers' remake ofThe Ladykillersmay well prove hilarious. For starters, it's got Tom Hanks … see full wiki

Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 26, 2004
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about The Ladykillers
review by . April 04, 2010
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So I'm progressing through the Coen Brothers movie panoply and I come here, where once again (as in Intolerable Cruelty (Widescreen Edition) the Coen Brothers rely on a big name lead (Tom Hanks here, George Clooney there) to carry the movie while frankly it seems they coast a bit.    I'd say they should stay away from borrowed material (this is a nominal remake of a 50's crime caper), except for the excellent No Country for Old Men which I know is coming soon in my journey and …
review by . October 14, 2010
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I felt something a little amiss with this movie as it started.  It started okay, not great but then I saw it and it was a harbinger of things to come....      Tom Hanks......      in a comedy role......using a corny accent.      The last time I remember Tom Hanks with the accent was in The Volunteers, a Peace Corps comedy from years ago where Tom Hanks played a New England blue blood who is escaping his debtors and talked the whole …
Quick Tip by . October 14, 2010
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The Coen Brothers in a very underwhelming (for them) movie about a silver tougned con man and his gang of criminals to rob a Casino and use an old woman's house as cover. This is not the Coen's best work.
review by . September 09, 2004
The Coen Brothers versus The Ladykillers could be a more appropriate title for this mixed bag of a film. Based loosely (very) on the Alec Guinness classic, this seems yet another outlet for the Coens to parody the South. The plot is known: a fancy speaking Professor of the Ancient Languages (Tom Hanks) gathers miscreants from a small town in the South to rob the quasi-legal money from a gambling boat on the Mississippi. The staging facility is a room rented from a heady gospel-infatuated yet strong …
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