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R| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Professor G.H. Dorr (Tom Hanks), a courtly Southern gentleman, arrives at the home of devout, elderly Marva Munson (Irma P. Hall), hoping to rent her extra room and use her basement to rehearse with his classical music ensemble. His fellow musicians, however, are actually criminals, and together they plan to rob a casino. When Mrs. Munson learns of their plan, they decide she must be silenced. Certainly, murdering one little old lady cannot be too difficult.

Cast: Tom Hanks , Irma P. Hall , Marlon Wayans , J.K. Simmons , Tzi Ma , Ryan Hurst , George Wallace , Diane Delano

Director: Joel Coen

Genres: Dark comedy

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

The Ladykillers (2004)

Release Date: March 26th, 2004|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • It's as if the brothers admired the Swiss-watch precision of the original and wanted to take it apart to see how the pieces would work in a new setting. As an experiment, it's fascinating. But damn if the fiddling doesn't suck the life out of the laughs. show more

  • The film never settles into an assured rhythm, and instead the actors always seem to be pushing, putting the hard sell on an audience that, however distracted by the strenuousness of the sales pitch, still isn't buying. show more

  • A Southern-style "Ocean's 11" without the pretty boys and Vegas attitude but with plenty of laughs. show more

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