The Ladykillers Reviews

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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.
April 24, 2004
It might get a little indiscernible at times, but the laughs and guffaws are there, and there's nobody like the Coens working today who can balance such a peculiar picture so impeccably.
April 22, 2004
The Coens appropriate their caricatures to serve a greater payoff: The Ladykillers is devised as a morally corrupt treatment of moral corruption.
April 18, 2004
The Coens play gleefully with death--accidental, deliberate, fatalistic--while catching us off-guard with startlingly funny touches when we least expect them.
April 16, 2004
...a bit hit and miss as far as the Coens are concerned, but I daresay Hanks has never been so delicious.
April 11, 2004
... The Coen Brothers have crafted what may be their funniest film.
April 11, 2004
It is worth watching just to see Hanks chewing into a juicy, throwaway comic role.
April 9, 2004
The Coens have once again crafted a magical look at the Deep South.
April 9, 2004
[Directors Joel and Ethan Coen] aren’t for everyone, but those who like their offbeat material will discover a new gem here.
April 5, 2004
With a mix of Poe, rap, and gospel, the Coens and Hanks create a fascinating portrait of the modern, Gothic South.
April 2, 2004
a sharp, funny, smart comedy that draws its humor from hysterical situations, visual jokes and wonderful characters
March 31, 2004
I like the movie, but with the top-notch acting, cinematography and dialogue it has, I should have loved it.
March 31, 2004
The Coens' take on this material is a happy blend of respecting the original and leapfrogging from it with their own inimitable creativity.
March 31, 2004
The kind of conspiratorial comedy that makes us feel we're privy to an inside joke.
March 31, 2004
The film is a solid remake and full of new surprises - although not quite the must-see film I'd hoped for.
March 30, 2004
Pure Coen, endlessly stylized and full of gloriously overwritten dialogue, heartily delivered by an inspired ensemble cast.
March 28, 2004
A mirthful and twisted meditation on crime that's reminiscent in theme to the Coen's Fargo and Blood Simple.
March 28, 2004
Moviegoers haven't seen Tom Hanks this funny since 'Forrest Gump.'
March 28, 2004
The fun outweighs the leaden cartoonishness, but not by a lot
March 27, 2004
There are a number of enormous, laugh-out-loud moments throughout, enough to mark it as one of the better comedies in recent memory.
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