Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
Starring
  • George Clooney
  • Josh Brolin
  • Alden Ehrenreich
  • Channing Tatum
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Tilda Swinton
Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen
Genre Drama, Mystery
Certificate

12

UK Release Date 4th March 2016

Summary

Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is busy trying to manage a studio when his biggest star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) goes missing and his other stars, a singing cowboy, a disgruntled director, a beautiful swimmer and a handsome dancer all need his help.

Is The Plot Interesting?

In theory yes but the way it is done makes it less so. Let’s start off with the pacing… there isn’t any. There are so many storylines you get confused. Each character’s storyline potentially could have been a different movie.

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Is The Acting Good?

The acting isn’t spectacular, nor is it bad. It’s just in the middle. Alden Ehrenreich is far by the best thing in the movie. He’s really funny and absolutely owns what’s far by the best scene in the movie.

Is The Directing Good?

You can see that the Coen brothers really tried and that a lot of thought has been put into it but the directing just isn’t up to the usual standard that we’re use to from the Coen brothers.

Is The Cinematography Good?

There are a few nice shots but nothing that will stay in your mind. Like the directing you can see that thought has been put into the cinematography but it just doesn’t work as well as other movies I’ve seen.

Is It Worth A Watch?

If you’re thinking about seeing Hail, Caesar! give it a miss and see something worth your time and money. It’s slow pace ruins the movie and the jokes are very few and far between.

2/5

Would that it were so simple!

– Alden Ehrenreich as Hobie Doyle