Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

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

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

flicks

The Coen Brothers are, hands down, among the greatest film directors working today. Which has two effects. Firstly, nobody's liable to knock their work when it's not quite up to snuff. Secondly, they need to be held to higher standards than their peers.

3.0
4.0

Worth a look

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

3.0

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

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
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.

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
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
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.

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.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
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.

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.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

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
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

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

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

flicks

The Coen Brothers are, hands down, among the greatest film directors working today. Which has two effects. Firstly, nobody's liable to knock their work when it's not quite up to snuff. Secondly, they need to be held to higher standards than their peers.

3.0
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.

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
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
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.

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.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
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.

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.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

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
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

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

4.0

Worth a look

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

3.0

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

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