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
DVD Release Date: June 7, 2016
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Critic Score: 86% 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.

Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

Their latest, Hail, Caesar!, is their giddiest comedy to date, but it's also hit-and-miss within itself.

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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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Alex Casey
New Zealand Herald

Hail, Caesar! tentatively nibbles at any form of commentary, mostly choosing to soar high on an absurdly enjoyable flight of nostalgic fancy.

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Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

The Coen brothers' new comedy isn't quite an homage to 1950s Hollywood, but it's not a spoof of it either -- it strikes that tone of crisp drollness that's their specialty and that some people misread as aloofness or contempt. But it's not.

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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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James Phelan
Film Ireland Magazine

Even by Saturday night multiplex standards, the whole thing starts to feel frightfully slight. Amiable performances alone aren't enough.

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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
ReelViews

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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Noah Gittell
Washington City Paper

The Coens, for once, aren't interested in plot at all, instead choosing to luxuriate in the styles of yesteryear. Johansson and Channing Tatum get to do glamorous musical numbers; Clooney has a ball with his swords-and-sandals epic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Another quirky parody laced with cruel satire and starring George Clooney, that'll be the Coen Brothers then (or possibly Wes Anderson). Set in 1951, the… More
Eugene Bernabe
Hail, Caesar! is the Coen Brothers' homage to the golden era of film with a spice of their signature direction. The film produces slick humor, dynamic… More
Alice Shen
We see a fictionalized day in the life of famed MGM fixer, Eddie Mannix, in a whizbang of an enjoyable ride that gets pretty inscrutable by the end, until you… More
Nate Zoebl
The biggest enemy of the celebrated Coen brothers always seems to be expectations. I count only two misfires during their storied filmmaking careers, but… More
Christian C
Nice costumes and hair don't make up for poor lighting and sound in this clunker of a film. If Gary Marshall didn't prove it in the last couple of… More
Mark Walker
Three years ago, the Coens brothers delivered a dramatic, musical piece that focused on the folk scene of the 60's in Inside Llewyn Davis. If truth be… More