What do you mean, you see dead people in my cellar?
The Coen brothers remake a 1955 classic of the British comedy crime genre, with mixed results. They switch the action from London to the US south, where a smarmy crook takes lodgings near a riverboat casino, with the intention of robbing it. He and his crew are soon busy building a tunnel from the basement of the house to the casino's vault, but they hit a problem with their landlady finds out what they are up to. When bribing her doesn't work, they decide that they'll just have to kill her...
104 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language)
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Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
|Screenplay||Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, from the original screenplay by William Rose|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Touchstone Pictures, Jacobson Company|
|South African Media|
|Cape ArgusDerek Wilson||10|
|Cape TimesManohla Dargis||5|
|The StarDiane de Beer||12|
|Die BurgerGabriël Botma||10|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||10|
|Sunday TimesDamon Boyd||5|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Paul Isaacs||8|
|Box Office (USA)Jon Alon Walz||5|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||18|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||13|
|Average .. 50%||10|
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