• The Ladykillers (2004)

The Ladykillers

Release Date: March 26th, 2004

DVD Release Date: September 7th, 2004

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

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Jacobson Company

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Temptation, Quest, 2000s, Suspenseful, Amusing, Deception

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Done with an enticing mixture of lacerating comedy, lush Roger Deakins cinematography, robust acting and juicy lines, the Coens' Ladykillers is often glorious fun to watch. It won't please everyone, of course. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Where the best Coen brothers comedy is a matter of finely tuned tone, diction, attitude and visual rhythms, everything in The Ladykillers feels out of kilter. With Tom Hanks delivering -- arguably -- one of the most perplexing performances of his career. show more

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    I suspect that mainstream audiences will find plenty of things to take pleasure in, even though some viewers may be bewildered by what the Coens do. But for those who share my taste in comedy, this is a must-not-miss. show more

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