The Lavender Hill Mob Reviews

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
October 18, 2010
The real joy of the movie is less about the caper than these two invisible, workaday men discovering the thrills of attempting something extraordinary - even if it is felonious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Charles Crichton's direction is subtle but inventive - check out the snaking, near-single-take opening in a Rio cabana - and the performances, writing and plotting are faultless.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 13, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
July 21, 2011
Both a joyous comedy and a tense thriller. Indeed, its climactic car-chase sequence is easily as dramatic as any of those found in today's summer blockbusters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 22, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
October 11, 2003
Delightful if mostly forgettable farce about an unexpected robbery, with nimble if showy multiple performance by Alec Guinness.
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 17, 2002
A wonderful, fun classic, not to be missed.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 4, 2007
The Cockney wit is outrageously funny.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 11, 2004
Brilliant
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative
March 22, 2005
Fun, perfectly realized Ealing Studios outing
| Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 13, 2004
Alec Guinness was great before Star Wars.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 25, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
All time classic Guiness comedy.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
December 14, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2002
Funny, but not one of Ealing's best.
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
July 24, 2011
Inventive, economic, masterly.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 31, 2004
The genre of the caper-gone-wrong crime comedy may have been invented circa 1950 in Ealing Studios… Mob avoids most of what became the clichés of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jamie Russell
Total Film
July 6, 2011
Inflation may have dented the allure of its 1m bullion heist, but this 1951 Ealing comedy is still 24-carat gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 1, 2006
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003

FilmFour.com
August 13, 2002
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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February 23, 2012
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