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The Ladykillers Reviews

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MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin
February 16, 2016
This comedy thriller is the best film to come from Ealing Studios for some time, and the combined talents of William Rose (writer) and Alexander Mackendrick (director) have produced a witty and original diversion.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
November 2, 2015
The architecture of the film - and buildings and angles are an integral part of why it works so well - rests upon the twin pillars of Katie Johnson and Alec Guinness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
October 8, 2015
One of the great Ealing comedies of the 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 8, 2010
Delightfully foolish.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Cole Smithey
May 8, 2009
Nothing else like it.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 1, 2006
As directed in a kind of damp, gray color palette by Alexander Mackendrick the film is one of the richest and most carefully-paced of the Ealing comedies.
Mark Bourne
April 6, 2006
Director Alexander Mackendrick ... reached a masterful apex of sorts with this wickedly hilarious movie's precise balance of situational comedy and stark murderous callousness.
Emanuel Levy
July 23, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
July 8, 2005
worthy to see heavily maked-up Guinnes and pre-panther Sellers.
| Original Score: 3/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Most of the slapstick set pieces warrant a polite smile rather than a hearty guffaw.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 23, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Widgett Walls
August 19, 2004
Ridiculously funny dark comedy. Guinness is having way too much fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
Andy Klein
New Times
May 29, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
May 2, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 22, 2003
O delicioso humor negro é ainda mais ressaltado pelas ótimas performances de todo o elenco - em especial, de Guinness e Johnson.
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2003
The best of the Ealing comedies.
| Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 24, 2002
Wildly funny!
| Original Score: 5/5
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March 26, 2009
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006

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August 20, 2002
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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