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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The Coen brothers slantBy a customer from Cambridge , 10 Jan 2009I remember The Ladykillers as an Ealing comedy starring Alastair Sim as the brains behind the hapless bunch of criminals. Certainly the Coen brothers' take is markedly different. The film just squeezes a four star rating because of the comic moments of sheer black humour genius. One does not laugh uproariously in the cinema very often but I guarantee moments of absolute magic in this film that will have you laughing out loud at the outrageous dark comedy. The film makers' timing is impeccable, as is their comiic imagination. The problem with the film is that it takes a long time to get going. There is a splendid performance from Tom Hanks and the somewhat tongue-in-cheek observation of hot gospel worship boasts fine toe-tapping music. An enjoyable film that just misses the mark, but well worth seeing if only for Tom Hanks, the music and those uproarious moments of Coen brothers' magic.
A Brief ReviewBy Civi (25 reviews) from London , 30 Dec 2008The Ladykillers has all the charm and unique character of a Coen brothers film, but lacks some that compulsion that draws you in, such as in films like Fargo and Big Lebowski.
That as ide, it is a fun remake of the original. With a strong eye for art, comedy and setting, the film delivers in many ways.
The devil is in the detail.
s'alrightBy a customer from London , 11 Nov 2008bit puritanical but i didn't see why this needed to be remade. everything's done well enough but so it was the first time (which i saw before this version and loved). if you like script and character and you've not seen the original then you should enjoy...
Underrated Coen comedyBy a customer from Camborne , 03 Nov 2008Personally I am a Coen brothers fan. That in mind this film is one of the weaker entries in the canon but is still nonetheless entertaining and I believe got a pretty harsh ride from critics when released. This is no doubt due to the fact that it is a remake. If you can put that fact to one side then Hanks turns in amusing turn, playing one of his more adventurous roles (against type) and the rest of the cast are having fun and its infectious. In tone very similar to Raising Arizona and although it is somewhat of a misfire from The Coens it is a cut above the average comedy and has an appealing southern charm.
could have been great .. but not so muchBy michellelfixit (12 reviews) from Crawley , 22 Aug 2008im glad i finaly got to watch this..... just to know i didnt really have to!
it was quirky in places but all in all could have been so much better.
the end did amuse me but there were so many bits that left me wanting more of something either darker or lighter it was a safe bet that didnt take the risks it shoud have to clinch it!