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Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
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About the Movie
Four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 304
- Fresh: 260
- Rotten: 44
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This is fairly amusing if you can get past the Coens' erasure of the anticommunist witch hunts, which destroyed hundreds of lives.
Fresh: Fans of these iconic filmmakers should enjoy the ride. Those unfamiliar with their previous work may find it all a bit too strange.
Fresh: Hail, Caesar! has its moments of pleasures, but often it leaves you with what Laurence Laurentz asks Hobie to deliver on camera: 'a mirthless chuckle'.
Fresh: As for the Coens themselves, eccentric and critical Hollywood tomb raiders they might be but, like Sturges, they believe sincerely in the value of delight for its own sake.
Bit of a crazy quilt, but done with intelligent writing, and colorful sets and scenes. I really enjoyed parsing this movie over a couple of nights, the kind of movie with enough smart and funny stuff going on that I enjoyed rewinding moments not to miss any writing.
I was hoping for so much more!
A wandering plot, self-indulgent scenes that you think mean something but they don't, many interesting characters that never go anywhere or fully develop....must I go on? I enjoyed seeing beautifully emulated Hollywood sets of the Golden Age and walk-on parts by some of my favorite actors, but that was it. A comedy? It barely has a humorous pulse.
I love the cast. Should have or could have been a good, fun, entertaining film. Complete waste. Save your $6.