The Ladykillers
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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 visitors: he's a criminal mastermind, holding court over a gang of thieves, including the likes of punkish Peter Sellers, homicidal Herbert Lom and punchdrunk Danny Green. The gang uses Guinness' flat as headquarters as they conceive a daring 60,000 pound robbery. After pulling off the job, the gang stuffs the loot in a railway station locker. To avoid… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Delightfully foolish."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Director Alexander Mackendrick ... reached a masterful apex of sorts with this wickedly hilarious movie's precise balance of situational comedy and stark murderous callousness."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"Ridiculously funny dark comedy. Guinness is having way too much fun."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"Wildly funny!"
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Nothing else like it."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"worthy to see heavily maked-up Guinnes and pre-panther Sellers."
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"O delicioso humor negro é ainda mais ressaltado pelas ótimas performances de todo o elenco - em especial, de Guinness e Johnson."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"a wonderfully macabre comedy"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"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."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Most of the slapstick set pieces warrant a polite smile rather than a hearty guffaw."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"The best of the Ealing comedies."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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