The Ladykillers Reviews

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April 18, 2019
The Coens have such a distinctive style they hardly need to bother with such a specific homage, yet the unsure comic timing on show here would suggest that they couldn't their name in the snow in comparison with original director Alexander Mackendrick.
August 7, 2008
September 29, 2006
The story, adapted by the Coens themselves, is reduced to a series of hoops the characters must jump through to prove just how strange they are.
July 5, 2005
May 4, 2005
A lukewarm live-action Loony Tunes cartoon.
March 14, 2005
March 6, 2005
March 5, 2005
Here's hoping their next project aims a little bit higher.
January 31, 2005
The Coen Brothers remake of The Ladykillers is a half-baked mess.
December 31, 2004
That sophisticated stride that made [the Coen Brothers'] first run of films so remarkable has here degenerated into a sophomoric stumble.
November 20, 2004
Increasingly, the Coens seem more intent on amusing themselves than the audience. And while they deliver some laughs, it feels like a smug exercise in showing off everything but heart.
September 8, 2004
The Ladykillers contains several gross errors of judgment that must have given the Coens at least some degree of hesitation at some point in the filmmaking process.
August 1, 2004
Everybody in and around this movie is trying too hard.
June 22, 2004
It is neither terrible nor terrific, just... unnecessary.
June 11, 2004
...easily my least favorite Hanks performance.
May 19, 2004
'Frankly, this doesn't have that Coen magic.'
April 15, 2004
The Ladykillers just feels indulgent, without imparting any notion of whom it might be indulging. Everyone in it looks as though they're punching a timecard.
April 9, 2004
[Feels] like Hollywood execs are trying to get the Coen brothers to cash in on formulas that have proven profitable rather than letting them play.
April 8, 2004
The talented but increasingly eccentric Coen Brothers always walk a tightrope between the brilliantly offbeat and movies that are swallowed up by their idiosyncratic mindset
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