The Ladykillers
The Ladykillers (2004)

Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III is a charlatan professor who has assembled a gang of experts for the heist of the century. The thieves are experts in explosions, tunneling and muscle. The professor is their critical inside man. The base of… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 26, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2004
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hanks' performance in the lead role is inspired, but this is a relatively minor offering from the Coen brothers.

David Edelstein

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.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Everybody in and around this movie is trying too hard.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Some wicked pleasures for mature teens and adults.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

While being far from the Coens' finest hour, it remains more intelligent and ambitious than most of what currently passes for Hollywood mainstream comedy.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

There's the mind-numbing oompah rhythm of every gag telegraphed and every joke pounded into the ground.

Rob Gonsalves

Hanks is looser and funnier than he has been in quite some time.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's both lowdown and effete, a jamboree of whoopee jokes and sick wit.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Most of this stuff isn't worthy of the Farrelly brothers, let alone the Coen brothers.

Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Jones
The worst Coen's film maybe saved (slightly) by a uncharacteristically unepic role from Tom Hanks.
Mark Walker
The Coen Brothers' recent remake of "True Grit" was exceptionally better than the original. The same can't really be said with this one, as… More
Alex roy
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… More
Cameron Sherwell
5 random men attempt a bank robbery and hilarity ensues, apparently. The Ladykillers is not a bad film, but then again it is not a terrific one, don't get… More
Lucas Martins
Coen brothers flaw. The Ladykillers (2004) is nothing like the original.
Lewis C.
"The old woman is a more formidable antagonist than one had imagined." I'm a big fan of the Coens, and I'm always interested in a movie… More

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