Hail, Caesar!
Hail, Caesar! (2016)

Four-time Oscar (R)-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 5, 2016
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Packed with period detail and perfectly cast, Hail, Caesar! finds the Coen brothers delivering an agreeably lightweight love letter to post-war Hollywood.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This is fairly amusing if you can get past the Coens' erasure of the anticommunist witch hunts, which destroyed hundreds of lives.

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James Berardinelli

The more 1950s movies a person has seen and the greater their love for Hollywood of 60+ years ago, the greater their appreciation will be of what Joel and Ethan have brought to the screen.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

'Hail Caesar!' pokes fun at and embraces Old Hollywood simultaneously.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

An unexpectedly sweet and utterly satisfying confection, a loving sendup of the Hollywood of yesteryear.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The film is often​ sharp and amusing, but it's a doodle in the Coen canon.

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Alynda Wheat
People Magazine

It's all nuts, and the actors couldn't be having more fun.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Not one of the Coens' major works, but it's a very enjoyable lark, especially for fans of old Hollywood.

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Rafer Guzman

"Hail, Caesar!" obeys the first commandment of filmmaking, attributed to the old master Billy Wilder: Thou shalt not bore.

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Kyle Anderson

It's about putting in everything we know about Classic Hollywood in a single, hilarious package.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Haphazard and silly, Hail, Caesar! lacks purpose and wastes its talented cast with underdeveloped, uninteresting characters.
Glenn Gaylord
OH BROTHER, WHAT ART THOU? - My Review of HAIL, CAESAR! (3 1/2 Stars) The trailer for the Coen Brothers' latest outing suggested a slapstick, screwball… More
_kelly .King
Coens abandoning their signature quirk for QT's self-indulgent homage mode. Worthless to see it anywhere besides a theatre as the weight of the metamodern… More
Joshua Sheetz
Hail Caesar! appears at first glance to be the most Coen Brotherest movie that ever Coen Brothered a Coen Brother. But it's nowhere near as quirky or… More
Joey Traverso
Hail, Caesar! was, to me, completely mismarketed. The movie does not really have a central plot, and is more about a series of events in the day in the life of… More
Jeff Boam
With a spot-on presentation of '50s-era H'Wood as its back-drop, Hail, Caesar! extends the Coen Brothers "Trilogy of Idiots" (along with the… More