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Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.
Comedy Drama Musical - This is a quirky, 1950s-set Hollywood satire with a star-studded
ensemble cast, with some actors such as Josh Brolin and George
Clooney having large roles and others such as Jonah Hill and Channing
Tatum having extended cameos. Older adults are the target audience.
Adult subject matter and some language make the film not for kids,
who would not be interested anyhow.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Hail, Caesar! won't be remembered as one of the Coen Brothers' masterpieces. An homage to Hollywood of the 1950s, this is more of a niche film than a mainstream offering. The absence of a strong narrative is the film's weakest aspect.
Roger EbertFull Review Excellent ...an exhilarating switchup: A comic fable that's both deftly clever and irrepressibly goofy. It is also, from stem to stern, the sweetest and sunniest film the Coens have ever made.
NY PostFull Review Good What really makes "Hail, Caesar!” sing are the Coens' painstaking period simulations of scenes from five films... "Hail, Caesar!” is not one of the Coens' major works, but it's a very enjoyable lark, especially for fans of old Hollywood.
Rolling StoneFull Review Very Good ...a wild whoosh of Coen brothers wizardry that left me laughing helplessly and filled with spiritual dread. That's the Coens for you. ...their film never loses its exhilarating buoyancy. ...the Coens pull it off in style. They're indispensable.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 66 moviegoers:
As is common with most Coen Brothers movies, the critics love it but most moviegoers don't. This one is certainly no different.
TEENS: Mediocre reviews from the males and decent reviews from the females.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The lone male only rated it "average." As for the females, one loved it, two rated it "above average" and the last one rated it "below average."
ADULTS: Compared to the exceptional critic reviews, these moviegoers reviews very low. It's rare to see so few reviews of "fantastic" or "excellent." Only a small percentage loved "Hail, Ceasar!" A large percentage felt it was only an "average" to "below average" movie. What's exceptionally rare is the large percentage of "poor" and "terrible" reviews, especially considering the all star cast.