The Ladykillers (2004)

An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord – a sharp old woman.

brokenface

Disappointing for a Coen Bros. film, but if you watch without expecting it to stand up to either the Alec Guinness original or prime Coens like Lebowski, it's not a bad way to spend an hour and a half. Good music, if nothing else.

Interesting they used so few of their usual cast. I understand why they wanted to move away from that, but it probably would've been a whole lot funnier if the gang had been made up from the likes of Turturro, Goodman, Buscemi & Polito. Philip Seymour Hoffman in the Guinness/Hanks role perhaps.

9 years ago

te18

Well shoot me, I thought it was pretty damn hilarious. Great character performances. And the expressive painting!

5 years ago

CrumbThumber

I think going into it expecting a lesser Coen brothers film really allowed me to appreciate it. A lesser Coen brothers film > 95% of other films.

8 years ago

More info & statistics

2.4% of the viewers favorited this title, 2.7% disliked it

This title has never been in an official list

Activity

__bricheese checked this title

3 days ago

Jose Lacasa checked this title

5 days ago

cinesmith checked this title

a week ago

elitate checked this title

a week ago

Michnow checked this title

a week ago

shanrath checked this title

a week ago

Friends

Log in to see which of your friends have seen this movie

Coen Brothers Filmography

18 movies · At #11

In Competition at Cannes

1615 movies · At #287

Tom Hanks Filmography

43 movies · At #13

The Coen Brothers...

18 movies · At #8

Tom Hanks

52 movies · At #31

Roger Deakins Filmography

57 movies · At #19

Bruce Campbell filmography

68 movies · At #50

Film Fanatic Book...

4999 movies · At #3415

iCM Forum's...

3278 movies · At #734

ICM Forum's...

3391 movies · At #800

Films of the...

183 movies · At #52

Roger Deakins filmography

67 movies · At #47

The Skandies: Acting

1083 movies · At #679

Tom Hanks filmography

55 movies · At #31

IMDB most voted films

1507 movies · At #1404

1001 popular movies...

1001 movies · At #693

Coen Brothers filmography

17 movies · At #10

iCheckMovies - Most...

1000 movies · At #788

Box-Office 2004 (Top 100)

100 movies · At #76

iCheckMovies - Most...

1000 movies · At #612

Movie Remakes

118 movies · At #57

My Movies

3069 movies · At #146

Personal Top 500 (2019)

500 movies · At #305

Welcome to the...

429 movies · At #235

2004 Films

99 movies · At #89