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Hail, Caesar! (2016)

US 106m, Colour
Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen; Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum

Hail, CaesarA wry comedy about the Golden Age of Hollywood, Hail, Caesar! is a fictional account of Eddie Mannix, a “fixer” for Capitol Pictures, who keeps their stars out of trouble and his movie productions on-track. As one of his many problems, Mannix must locate a leading man who has gone missing during an expensive “sword and sandal” production. With plenty to parody, the Coen’s cover a lot of ground, but fail to dig into the film’s many subplots which, unfortunately, are left underdeveloped (Klaus Ming June 2016).

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4 comments on “Hail, Caesar! (2016)

  1. Dan O.
    06/20/2016

    It’s fine and fun, but that’s about it. Nice review Klaus.

  2. SJHoneywell
    06/21/2016

    I’m with you on it. It was fun, but hardly exciting and it doesn’t come anywhere close to what the Coens are capable of doing.

  3. Thomas Sørensen
    06/22/2016

    I thought it was all over the place. So many tracks and so little meat on them. It could be a mockery of the old Raymond Chandler plots with their blind alleys and deliberate confusion, but it never worked. Of course it is a spoof of sorts, but as such it is not funnny enough. Frankly I was very disappointed.

    • Klaus
      06/23/2016

      Yeah, that really sums up this movie. i really wanted to like this a whole lot more than I did.

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