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The Ladykillers Reviews

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June 1, 2020
The nadir of the Coen brothers' directorial career.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 17, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 8, 2018
It is not the blockbuster the (Coen) brothers hanker after, and it is not going to be a critical success, but, for me, it is the best comedy they have managed.
December 28, 2010
Some wicked pleasures for mature teens and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 24, 2007
Hanks is looser and funnier than he has been in quite some time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
December 6, 2005
Good but not great, The Ladykillers is simple, somewhat funny and 'nothing more.'
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 6, 2005
The picture ranks with the brothers' best mid level output.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 4, 2005
A lukewarm live-action Loony Tunes cartoon.
March 5, 2005
Here's hoping their next project aims a little bit higher.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 31, 2005
The Coen Brothers remake of The Ladykillers is a half-baked mess.
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.
Read More | Original Score: B-
December 31, 2004
That sophisticated stride that made [the Coen Brothers'] first run of films so remarkable has here degenerated into a sophomoric stumble.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
October 7, 2004
This is one of the best-cast films I've seen in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 8, 2004
Exciting and perplexing at once.
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