The Ladykillers (2004)
To pull of the perfect heist, a rag-tag team of lunkheads hideout in a little old lady's basement - only to discover the little old lady is their worst nightmare. Starring TOM HANKS!
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Fresh: Although The Ladykillers is a skillfully executed caper movie, the fun lies not in its mechanics but in its characterizations, especially Hanks's and Hall's, and especially when they're together.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, March 26, 2004
Rotten: Everybody in and around this movie is trying too hard.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Sunday, August 1, 2004
Rotten: Structured like a Mad magazine parody where there's a promised joke in each frame. It doesn't add up to a movie.
- Charles Taylor, Salon.com, Saturday, March 27, 2004
The worst Coen's film maybe saved (slightly) by a uncharacteristically unepic role from Tom Hanks.
- fb1664868775, Sunday, July 22, 2012
I was pleasantly surprised at how much this film was actually good. I found this one pretty underrated. Directed by the Coen Brothers, this is a fine remake with plenty of laughs. Tom Hanks is great here, and he makes the film very enjoyable. I really don't understand the hatred towards this film. Well directed by the Coen Brothers, this is one of their most underrated films. If someone should tackle a remake, it's these two directors. Their resume speaks for itself. I enjoyed the eccentric humor that the film had, and it almost felt as if it was a Coen Brothers original film and not a remake. This is a very funny film, one that shouldn't get vilified the way it has. This is a fine little film in its own right. This remake is helmed by great filmmakers who understand the value of a good gag. With films like Raising Arizona, Fargo and The Big Lebowski, you can see a consistent humor element in their work. Ladykillers is not a perfect film, but it has plenty of good things going for it to make a worthwhile film to watch. The Coen Brothers deliver a fun, whimsical comedy here, and I really believe that this one of those films that is unfairly criticized as being a bad film, which couldn't be further from the truth. I think the Coen Brothers did a great job here and made a fine film that deserves more praise than what it initially got. If you're a Coen Brothers fan, you may enjoy this film, and you might understand why it's an underrated film.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Saturday, June 30, 2012