Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

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Hail, Caesar!

Coen brothers' comedy following a Hollywood "fixer" (Josh Brolin) in 1950s Los Angeles trying to track down a star (George Clooney) who has vanished during the filming of a Roman epic. All-star cast also includes Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Tilda Swinton (no, that's not a mistake - she plays dual roles).

2016Rating: PG, Coarse language106 minsUSA
Comedy
93%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

An inside-showbiz lark that regards the 1950s studio system with the utmost skepticism even as it becomes an expression of movie love at its purest.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

A love letter inked in arsenic, at once celebrating the artistry of Hollywood and cringing at the crass commercialism and rampant phoniness of it all.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Weds the backstage Hollywood shenanigans of Barton Fink to a more manic pace. It doesn't seem new for them, yet as super polished, mannered, slightly surreal comedies go, the movie feels as rare as a unicorn.

4.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

It's difficult to remember a recent movie so tartly on-point in skewering a power-driven industry obsessed with such seemingly meaningless ephemera as screen-credit and commissary pecking orders.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

If this were anyone other than the Coens you might think that success and a couple of Oscars had mellowed them. Not likely. "Hail, Caesar!" is one of those diversions that they turn out in between masterworks and duds.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A lot of fun, and beautifully crafted, too. One to savour.

4.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A hipster mash note to the way things used to be, it will put a smile on your face and keep it there for the duration.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Interesting for insiders, but in their first order of business, that of making a rousing comedy about the Hollywood of 65 years ago, they've fallen rather short.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Charm goes a long way, but in terms of the Coens' overall oeuvre, Hail, Caesar! is endearing but inessential viewing.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Likely to fry the mind of anyone who hasn't yet built up a resistance to the brothers' foibles and predilections over the past 16 films, it's easily the most Coen-y Coen movie they've put out. But then, they are stealing from the best.

4.0
0
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

This is one of my favorite movies ever made about making movies.

0

Worth a look

Expectations were high heading into this movie given the talent behind it. Solid but not spectacular.

3.0
0

Not Even Worth a Shout

If you have seen the trailer and if you know anything about the communist witch hunt that swept through Hollywood then you have effectively seen this film. With a simple plot and needless characters (what is the point of Johansson's character?) this is one to miss.

2.0
0

Coen Brothers Clever Again... Perhaps Too Clever (spoilers)

The film is busy. it very busy in being clever. writers are communists, a tap dancer is a soviet spy. There are a lot of ideas in this film, hitting a film star equates to murder, messing up their beautiful face is a cardinal sin. conspiracies play a part, propaganda is a key element. what is news and what is just fluff, and do the journalist actually know...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An inside-showbiz lark that regards the 1950s studio system with the utmost skepticism even as it becomes an expression of movie love at its purest.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A love letter inked in arsenic, at once celebrating the artistry of Hollywood and cringing at the crass commercialism and rampant phoniness of it all.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Weds the backstage Hollywood shenanigans of Barton Fink to a more manic pace. It doesn't seem new for them, yet as super polished, mannered, slightly surreal comedies go, the movie feels as rare as a unicorn.

4.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

It's difficult to remember a recent movie so tartly on-point in skewering a power-driven industry obsessed with such seemingly meaningless ephemera as screen-credit and commissary pecking orders.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

If this were anyone other than the Coens you might think that success and a couple of Oscars had mellowed them. Not likely. "Hail, Caesar!" is one of those diversions that they turn out in between masterworks and duds.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A lot of fun, and beautifully crafted, too. One to savour.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A hipster mash note to the way things used to be, it will put a smile on your face and keep it there for the duration.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Interesting for insiders, but in their first order of business, that of making a rousing comedy about the Hollywood of 65 years ago, they've fallen rather short.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Charm goes a long way, but in terms of the Coens' overall oeuvre, Hail, Caesar! is endearing but inessential viewing.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Likely to fry the mind of anyone who hasn't yet built up a resistance to the brothers' foibles and predilections over the past 16 films, it's easily the most Coen-y Coen movie they've put out. But then, they are stealing from the best.

4.0
0
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

This is one of my favorite movies ever made about making movies.

0

Worth a look

Expectations were high heading into this movie given the talent behind it. Solid but not spectacular.

3.0
0

Not Even Worth a Shout

If you have seen the trailer and if you know anything about the communist witch hunt that swept through Hollywood then you have effectively seen this film. With a simple plot and needless characters (what is the point of Johansson's character?) this is one to miss.

2.0
0

Coen Brothers Clever Again... Perhaps Too Clever (spoilers)

The film is busy. it very busy in being clever. writers are communists, a tap dancer is a soviet spy. There are a lot of ideas in this film, hitting a film star equates to murder, messing up their beautiful face is a cardinal sin. conspiracies play a part, propaganda is a key element. what is news and what is just fluff, and do the journalist actually...

4.0
0