The Ladykillers details
|Starring:||Tzi Ma, J.K. Simmons, Irma P. Hall, Tom Hanks, Ryan Hurst, Marlon Wayans|
|Directors:||Ethan Coen, Joel Coen|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Cannes Collection, Remakes|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Not Good!By a customer from Scotland , 18 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Very,very, Not Good!
Watching this it was hard to believe the Coen brothers had anything to do with it,where's the wit and style of Fargo or O'Brother Where Art Thou? A Poor script which is basically constant swearing (just how many times can you say f**k before it becomes tiresome?) and offensively bad characters make this an effort to watch,it would be understandable only if it was made to be an insult to the original.Do yourself a favour and get the original instead,if you've seen that then watch it again rather than check out this 'remake'.Not even worth one star for effort.
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A good laughBy a customer from London England , 02 Feb 2010I enjoyed this film more perhaps because I knew nothing about it before watching it. I recognised the Coen brothers' style and found it an unexpectedly amusing and charming film. It has made me want to watch the original, which I have not yet seen. A very good watch.
Not as bad as they'd have you believeBy Ian_Hiles (48 reviews) from North East, England , 13 Sep 2009I love the original. I love the Coens. Nevertheless, I too screamed 'sacrilege' when I heard about the remake. And, to be honest, it is the low point in the Coen's CV so far. But low for the Coens is still pretty much better than many others. Production is slick and rich, and the rapid-fire dialogue takes repeated viewings to catch the gags (between expletives). I've never really rated Tom Hanks live action stuff (too much Acting, never enough character) but his goofing it up when completely miscast at least showed he's not just chasing Oscars whenever his agent rings. The heist is well executed, and it has to be said, that their reason for being in that particular house is stronger than in the Mackendrick version - but then you lose the irony of it going randomly wrong. (And if any Americans can do irony, it's the Coens!) So yes, it's a misfire, filmed on autopilot, but look elsewhere for the abomination critics would have you think.
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Worst Cohen-film EverBy alkopop (1 review) from London , 26 Jul 2009I loved the original Ladykillers from Ealing Studios. This remake should be erased from the history of films. Tom Hanks's character is irritating. Hanks overplays. While watching the film I saw a mediocre actor trying to be funny. He did not quite succeed (what did I expect from the man who gave his name to Polar Express???). The central character, the old lady was awful. After twenty minutes I felt sick of this over-stereotyped, cliched black lady. She does not even come near to Katie Johnson in the original movie.
Worst of all, the film features a 10 minutes (or probably just 5 minutes but it seemed like an hour) scene of a gospel-mass in the local church. Why did the Cohens feature this scene is a mystery.
Please don't watch this movie. Watch the original instead with Alec McGuiness. Unlike Tom Hanks, he was a real actor.
Different ...By a customer from Bicester, Oxon , 09 Apr 2009Exactly what you would expect from the Coen Brothers. Quirky and thoroughly enjoyable.
LADYKILLERSBy a customer from Liverpool , 17 Jan 2009ANOTHER OF MY OTHER HALFS CHOICES, WASNT THE GREATEST OF FILMS BUT IT PASSED A COUPLE OF HOURS VIEWING TIME, THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY IN PARTS BUT THE ENDING WAS GREAT.