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The Ladykillers Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Some wicked pleasures for mature teens and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 24, 2007
Hanks is looser and funnier than he has been in quite some time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
August 18, 2007
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.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
May 2, 2007
Despite cartoonish characters, over-the-top hijinks, and occasional lapses of bad taste, any movie that leaves you laughing up the aisle, has to remain well-recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
While being far from the Coens' finest hour, it remains more intelligent and ambitious than most of what currently passes for Hollywood mainstream comedy.
Mark Sells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Good but not great, The Ladykillers is simple, somewhat funny and 'nothing more.'
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
The picture ranks with the brothers' best mid level output.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
... second-tier Coen brothers ... technically excellent and never less than entertaining, it doesn't arrest and stun the way Miller's Crossing or Fargo or Raising Arizona did.
| Original Score: B-
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 7, 2004
This is one of the best-cast films I've seen in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

Sunday Times (Australia)
August 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Exciting and perplexing at once.
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
It's both lowdown and effete, a jamboree of whoopee jokes and sick wit.
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 20, 2004
The Coens have found their stride again.
| Original Score: 71/100
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
July 8, 2004
The film offers several big laughs, some of which are so outrageous, audiences will likely be talking about them after the show.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 3, 2004
Enjoyable Coen caper, enlivened by a strong comic performance by Tom Hanks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
July 3, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
July 3, 2004
Even a less-than-spec Coen movie is a good deal better than the aimless, guileless pap cranked out by mere mortals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
June 17, 2004
Si buscan cine de culto esta definitivamente no es la opción, pero no por ello deja de ser divertida en momentos.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 8, 2004
Hanks is a beautiful vintage cartoon of a southern dandy, planted amidst modern Mississipean miscreants of all shades. Hall is a treasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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