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The Ladykillers Reviews

Todd McCarthy
Variety
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May 6, 2011
David Edelstein
Slate
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The Ladykillers is small and compact -- it doesn't kill, it's just a doodle -- but it's a very pleasant cartoon for grown-ups. It's some sweet fodder.

Full Review Source: Slate

August 18, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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While being far from the Coens' finest hour, it remains more intelligent and ambitious than most of what currently passes for Hollywood mainstream comedy.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine
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It's both lowdown and effete, a jamboree of whoopee jokes and sick wit.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine

August 7, 2004
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Everybody in and around this movie is trying too hard.

August 1, 2004
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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There's the mind-numbing oompah rhythm of every gag telegraphed and every joke pounded into the ground.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 30, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Most of this stuff isn't worthy of the Farrelly brothers, let alone the Coen brothers.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

March 29, 2004
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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Structured like a Mad magazine parody where there's a promised joke in each frame. It doesn't add up to a movie.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

March 27, 2004
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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The remake -- which could have been shot anywhere and probably was filmed on a studio back lot -- has almost nothing coherent to say about Mississippi, though it does recycle a few cliches.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 2/4

March 27, 2004
Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
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Should give just about everyone who sees it a few laughs. But it will appeal most strongly to viewers who think Tom Hanks, who plays a thief and a potential murderer, can do no wrong.

March 26, 2004
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Although The Ladykillers is a skillfully executed caper movie, the fun lies not in its mechanics but in its characterizations, especially Hanks's and Hall's, and especially when they're together.

March 26, 2004
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Those seeking a quirky and clever comedy should hightail it to The Ladykillers forthwith.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

March 26, 2004
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Not quite top-drawer Coen Bros., but good enough to make you wish it were, The Ladykillers is a case of being grateful for small pleasures.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

March 26, 2004
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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Playing is the operative word since the visual whimsy gets equal billing with a mordant wit that's too much fun to be easily summed up as mere black comedy.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 26, 2004
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Never settles into an assured rhythm, and instead the actors always seem to be pushing, putting the hard sell on an audience that, however distracted by the strenuousness of the sales pitch, still isn't buying.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

March 26, 2004
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The Coens have taken what's timeless about the 1955 movie, rolled it around in their endlessly inventive comic minds and made it distinctly, and riotously, their own.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 5/5

March 26, 2004
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Suddenly the Coen Brothers, of all people, seem to be playing it safe.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

March 26, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Worth sticking with for Hanks' and Hall's superlative acting -- and a rollicking gospel score assembled by T. Bone Burnett.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 26, 2004
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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[The Coen brothers have] made a broad comedy out of a black comedy and completely lost its charm in the process.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

March 26, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Always wildly signaling for us to notice it. Not content to be funny, it wants to be FUNNY! Have you ever noticed that the more a comedian wears funny hats, the less funny he is?

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 26, 2004
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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If you set your expectations low enough there are real laughs to be had, but coming to the Coens with low expectations somehow just feels wrong.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

March 26, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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March 26, 2004
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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For those who share my taste in comedy, this is a must-not-miss.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 26, 2004
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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Hanks hasn't cut loose in a comedy like this in years.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B+

March 26, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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For all its idiosyncratic thrusts and jabs, the movie never takes off.

| Original Score: C

March 26, 2004
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Hanks appears to be having the time of his life.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

March 26, 2004
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Buy the soundtrack now, rent the movie later -- this is minor Coen in a major key.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 25, 2004
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A cute but insubstantial exercise in stylish silliness that will likely be quickly forgotten.

| Original Score: C+

March 25, 2004
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Instead of feeling cleverly obtuse, the movie ... seems desperately wacky.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 25, 2004
Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
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Grounded in caricature and played for loud, unmodulated laughs, the film suffers from the same problems that affected the Coens' other big dud, The Hudsucker Proxy -- namely, little fun and no heartbeat.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 25, 2004
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The film gets funny reflex laughs as well as a few of the unexpected guffaws that are the Coens' trademark. So go -- but with lowered expectations.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

March 25, 2004
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Irritating when it should be amusing, dumb when it should be zany, flat when it should be snappy.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

March 25, 2004
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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When the Coens are at their most creative ... their movies skip nonchalantly over genre lines and become uniquely their own. The Ladykillers is not one of those.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

March 25, 2004
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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The Coen brothers seem to have relocated to a ZIP code where blander movies are made.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

March 25, 2004
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Tom Hanks seizes the chance to play a comic villain with almost indecent vaudevillian glee in this uneven, prankish caper comedy by Joel and Ethan Coen.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 25, 2004
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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You'll have to watch the original film to see it done right.

| Original Score: 2/4

March 25, 2004
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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I'm not sure whether it's been so long since Hanks has done comedy that he just seems fantastically funny or whether he really is. But he's clearly enjoying himself, and so are we.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 25, 2004
John Anderson
Newsday
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The movie is anything but concise, and Hanks is only fascinating because you can't quite believe he's doing what he's doing.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 25, 2004
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Hanks is, as usual, on the top of his game.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 25, 2004
John Powers
L.A. Weekly
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Bludgeons you with cartoonish gags about stupid football players, irritable-bowel syndrome and (for the second Coen film in a row) somebody accidentally shooting himself in the head.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 25, 2004
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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[Hanks] lends the movie the full, devious force of his bristly spirit.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

March 25, 2004
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Another offbeat Coen gem, gleaming with verbal and pictorial style, exploding with wit and slapstick.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 25, 2004
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Hey, guys, let's go back to independent movies.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C-

March 25, 2004
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The Coens' remake of a comedy classic flounders amid extreme caricatures and stained humor.

March 18, 2004
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