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THE LADYKILLERS

 
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At Theaters: 3/26/2004 On Video: 9/7/2004
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 44 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 429942
Studio: Touchstone Pictures Inc.
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Goldthwait Higginson Dorr (Tom Hanks), Ph.D. is a charlatan professor who’s assembled a gang of so-called “experts” for the heist of the century. The base of operations is the root cellar of an unsuspecting, church-going little old lady. They quickly realize they have seriously underestimated their upstairs host and decide to do her in.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - A dark comedy by the creative team of the Coen Brothers.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Tom Hanks CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, ROAD TO PERDITION, CAST AWAY
Marlon Wayans SCARY MOVIE 2, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, SENSELESS
Irma P. Hall BUDDY
Wri/Dir: Joel Coen INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE
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PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-word, 15 GD's, many others.
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: A couple of men are shot, another strangled and one tumbles down the stairs.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some tobacco use.
ACTION: A couple of explosions.
COMEDY: Lots of humor.
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Above Average

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Very Good ...the comedy is at times too dark and edgy for multiplex viewers in search of something frothy and romantic.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average The Coens' 'Ladykillers,' on the other hand, is always wildly signaling for us to notice it. Not content to be funny, it wants to be FUNNY! Have you ever noticed that the more a comedian wears funny hats, the less funny he is? The old and new 'Ladykillers' play like a contest between Buster Keaton and Soupy Sales.

USA Today Full Review
Good The Ladykillers is a Southern-style Ocean's 11 without the pretty boys and Vegas attitude but with plenty of laughs.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 291 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
21
Very High
85%
13-19Teens (F)
19
High
89%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
41
Fairly High
78%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
39
About 50/50
77%
30+Adults (M)
72
About 50/50
65%
30+Adults (F)
99
Fairly Low
59%
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Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 291 moviegoer opinions. These are some very mixed opinions. Looking at the graph you can see how the opinions get lower as the age increases. This is most likely due to the extreme profanity and the dark nature of the story, which younger viewers tolerate better than adults. With such mixed opinions it's difficult to use these opinions to make a viewing decision. Some of you will enjoy it very much and many will not. If you go in knowing that it has LOTS of very strong profanity and is a DARK COMEDY then you will likely enjoy it.


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Goldthwait Higginson Dorr (Tom Hanks), Ph.D. is a charlatan professor who's assembled a gang of so-called "experts” for the heist of the century. The thieves: experts in explosions, tunneling, and muscle, and the critical "inside man.”

The base of operations: the root cellar of an unsuspecting, church-going little old lady named Mrs. Munson (IRMA P. HALL). The ruse: the five need a place to practice their church music. The problem: it quickly becomes evident that Dorr's thieves lack the mental capacity to do the job. The bigger problem: they have all seriously underestimated their upstairs host. When Mrs. Munson stumbles onto their plot and threatens to notify the authorities, the felonious five decide to do her in. After all, how hard can it be to knock off one old lady?

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