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The Lavender Hill Mob Reviews

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Philip French
Observer (UK)
July 24, 2011
Inventive, economic, masterly.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
July 22, 2011
You are left wanting more rather than thinking less would have been better.
| Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
July 21, 2011
It's tremendously good fun, though lighter in tone than Ealing's two scabrous masterpieces Kind Hearts and Coronets and The Ladykillers...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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
David Parkinson
Radio Times
July 21, 2011
[A] superb and subtle crime-film spoof.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
July 18, 2011
Alec Guinness shines in this hilarious British comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
Emanuel Levy
April 16, 2011
Alec Guinness received a well deserved Oscar nomination for this hilarious British comedy
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 4, 2007
The Cockney wit is outrageously funny.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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
Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative
March 22, 2005
Fun, perfectly realized Ealing Studios outing
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
All time classic Guiness comedy.
| Original Score: 5/5
October 11, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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-
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 13, 2004
Alec Guinness was great before Star Wars.
| 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
Widgett Walls
August 21, 2003
An amusingly giddy heist flick.
| 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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2002
Funny, but not one of Ealing's best.
| Original Score: 4/5
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