Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Ladykillers (2004)

An American crime comedy directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Tom Hanks.
A group of criminals pose as musicians to rent a room in a woman's house whose cellar is near the vault of a casino. The heist goes off alright, but the aftermath gets messy.
This was just fine. When it started, I was asking WTF? but by the middle, everything made sense. The plot was unpredictable and held my interest. The characters, although somewhat stereotypical, were acted very well and I cared what happened to them. The camera-work communicated the action very well. Everything was shown clearly and in a way that makes sense. Pacing had ups and downs, but was generally on the quick side. The style and flavor aspect was not neglected. Althought it may be a soup of many flavors, they all taste good together. Overall, I think this is a little bit above what a movie should be. I rate it awesome for going that extra little bit.

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