Hail, Caesar! (2016) Reviews
Even though this movie didn't make much waves when it was released, any movie directed by the Coen brothers always remain a top priority for me so I was really eager to check this flick. Well, to be honest, it wasn't really good. In fact, it was pretty much one of their weakest efforts so far, I'm afraid. I mean, the whole thing looked fine and they had once again a really impressive cast at their disposal but this story was just rather boring. As a matter of fact, the plot was in fact really similar to the one they used for 'The Big Lebowski' as it was dealing with some rather pathetic kidnapping attempt and, in the process, they tried to throw at us all kinds of supposedly quirky and funny characters. Unfortunately, while 'The Big Lebowski' was just quite hilarious, this tale was on the other hand barely entertaining. Basically, from all these characters played by some really famous and usually talented actors, none of them was really interesting or fun, except for Alden Ehrenreich who was really the only one who managed to make his character work. To conclude, against my expectations, somehow, this movie turned out to be (so far) the most disappointing one released in 2016, but even a disappointing movie from the Coen brothers is still worth a look, especially if you are interested in their work.
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Compared with Hollywood's "Trumbo", this Hollywood spook mocks and hommages both rthe conservative and the blacklisted. The ingenue Clooney mistaking singing cowboy Hobbie Doyle for a commie, is excellent.
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