A remake of the 1955 comedy, the story revolves around a Southern professor who puts together a group of thieves to rob a casino. They rent a room in an old woman's house, but soon she discovers the plot and they must kill her, a task that is more difficult than it seems. Written by
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Ladykillers appeared in our newspaper with a 4 star review. Staring Tom Hanks and featuring a number of other well known actors, it was billed as an interesting story of several men in modern day Mississippi robbing a casino, along the lines of "Ocean's Eleven". Instead of an interesting story with a nice twist, we got Tom Hanks with a ridiculous accent using vocabulary, that though difficult to understand, was also difficult to comprehend. His absurd dialog was coupled with more useless, vulgar profanity, racial and ethnic sterotyping, and portrayal of southern black religion in the worst possible light, than I have seen in any other movie - EVER! The plot, such as there was, never really developed, and devolved into a torpid, time-wasting, unenjoyable, stupid (but not stupid enough to be entertaining), annoying, unbelievable waste of talent and celluloid. This movie was so bad, it is only the second time, in 35 years of movie viewing, that I wish I had just walked out. I can't believe Tom Hanks was associated with this film, and any talk of an Oscar for him is so contrived, it makes me question the entire Academy Awards process. If the new trend is to give 4 stars to only those movies that are so "different" as to be totally unwatchable, then it's time to stop paying $40 to take my family to the movies.
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