The Ladykillers
The Ladykillers (1955)

Music professor Alec Guinness rents a London flat from sweet old lady Katie Johnson. He tells her that, from time to time, several other musicians will visit in order to rehearse. In truth, Guinness can't play a note, nor can his… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 10, 2002
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Delightfully foolish.

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Mark Bourne

Director Alexander Mackendrick ... reached a masterful apex of sorts with this wickedly hilarious movie's precise balance of situational comedy and stark murderous callousness.

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Widgett Walls

Ridiculously funny dark comedy. Guinness is having way too much fun.

Cole Smithey

Nothing else like it.

Stefan Birgir Stefansson

worthy to see heavily maked-up Guinnes and pre-panther Sellers.

Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena

O delicioso humor negro Ú ainda mais ressaltado pelas ˇtimas performances de todo o elenco - em especial, de Guinness e Johnson.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

As directed in a kind of damp, gray color palette by Alexander Mackendrick the film is one of the richest and most carefully-paced of the Ealing comedies.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Most of the slapstick set pieces warrant a polite smile rather than a hearty guffaw.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The best of the Ealing comedies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
Not as entertaining as the remake I felt, but was good to be able to compare the two, especially with the location differences as well.
Tim Salmons
Absolutely terrific. Funny and charming. I love this movie.
Aj V
A hilarious story, I loved it.
Devon Bott
Smartly written with a clever script, The Ladykillers features a young (and chubby) Peter Sellers in one of his early roles and Sir Alec Guinness channeling… More
Cindy I
I didn't enjoy this quite as much as the person who recommended it to me, but the little old lady is worth the price of admission. UPDATE: Saw this… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Alec Guinness is a witty criminal brain with a creepy grin. He masterminds a caper with his not so bright colleagues using an old lady's house as front.… More

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