The latest adventure from the Coen brothers has arrived! ‘Hail, Caesar!’ brings together the biggest Hollywood stars, including George Clooney and Channing Tatum. Critics are really loving this movie — check out what they have to say now!
Are you ready for the first epic comedy of 2016? Hail, Caesar! hits theaters on Feb. 5. The movie features pretty much every big Hollywood star like George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and more. Check out the reviews for Hail, Caesar! now!
The last thing a critic expects at the start of a new year – the traditional burial ground for rotting digital corpses – is a major movie from major filmmakers. But that’s what you get in Hail, Caesar!, a wild whoosh of Coen brothers wizardry that left me laughing helplessly and filled with spiritual dread. That’s the Coens for you. Here, Ethan and Joel are messing with our heads more in the rat-a-tat style of The Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona and Burn After Reading than, say, Fargo or Barton Fink. But you’ll still need to buckle up.
It’s fitting that “Hail, Caesar!” is arriving just in time for Valentine’s Day. This big box of creamy bonbons is a rapturous love letter: a loopy, affectionately jaundiced portrait of Hollywood’s Golden Age at precisely the moment that it was beginning to tarnish.
It’s Coen lite, basically, but still filled with their best signatures: cracked humor, indelible characters, and cinematography so rich and saturated you want to dunk a cookie in it… The plot’s plate-spinning is mostly an excuse, though, for the Coens to play with their favorite thing: filmmaking. There are at least five movies set insideCaesar!—including a sublimely silly song-and-dance number starring Channing Tatum as a tap-shoed sailor—and each one from sword-and-sandal epics to costume melodramas and hokey Westerns, gets a note-perfect tribute. It’s all too winky and meta to amount to much in the end, but it’s also too fun to care.
Here is a movie to celebrate. Here is a movie to celebrate our love of the movies — even the kitchsy fare, like the corny Westerns and the unintentionally campy biblical epics and the dancing sailor movies of the 1940s and 1950s… “Hail, Caesar!” is pure, popcorn fun — a visual treat, a comedic tour de force and a sublime and sly slice of satire.
HollywoodLifers, will you go see Hail, Caesar? Let us know!