Stan & Ollie

PG
2018
|
97 mins
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Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly play comedy duo Laurel and Hardy in this biopic that covers the duo's 1953... More

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Stan & Ollie | Ratings & Reviews

"Director Jon S. Baird follows up the fabulously frenetic Filth with a decidedly more restrained, traditional biopic, following Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy’s (John C. Reilly) 1953 live stage tour of the UK. The former giants of screen comedy are growing old, their popularity waning, their bank accounts empty. Reunited after years apart, each bearing a grudge against the other for the split, they perform to near-empty theatres, hoping to secure funding for a comeback movie."

Flicks, Adam FrescoFlicks

"If a couple of laboured gags around hauling luggage don't fully land, that rather proves how much more art went into Laurel and Hardy's craft than they ever chose to let on."

VarietyVariety

"As the film cruises towards its conclusion it reaches genuinely sublime heights."

The TimesThe Times

"It is eccentric, sad and stirring to the core. Oh yes - and incredibly funny, too."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"It has a persuasive feel for this twilight of the comedy gods."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"At its best, Stan and Ollie locates a lovely seam of pathos, dignity, wit and human decency that never quite slips into syrup and sentiment."

StuffStuff

"This is a fond, frequently very funny homage to an act that has lost none of its genius. A new generation of fans awaits."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"Even if it only occasionally provokes big laughs, this sweet, small film makes you smile most of the way through, which may be a more uncommon feat."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Stan & Ollie is a film you watch with a lump in your throat, but with a smile on your face."

BBCBBC

Stan & Ollie | Details

Rating
PG, Coarse language
Runtime
97
Genre
Comedy, Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin
USA, UK, Canada