Monday, July 20, 2009

The Ladykillers - April 2004

Not Recommended

Joel and Ethan Coen bring us their interpretation of a caper comedy. It runs a little thin, so I recommend saving it for video. It certainly isn’t up to the recent Coen standards set by "Intolerable Cruelty" or "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," never mind "The Big Lebowski" or "The Hudsucker Proxy."

Tom Hanks chews up the scenery as a smooth talking southern huckster who is not as smart as he thinks he is. His supporting cast is mostly bland and unlikable. You find yourself hoping that their heist fails.

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