"Hail, Caesar!" stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, and Ralph Fiennes. Released on February 5, 2016, the film is about a fixer who tries to rescue a famous actor, who is held captive by a group known as The Future.
The film is directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, who also directed films such as Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and No Country for Old Men. This is actually the first time I get to review a film by the Coen Brothers, to be honest. I remembered seeing parts of The Big Lebowski on television, but that was a while ago. The Coen Brothers did a great job writing the screenplay for last year's Bridge of Spies, so I'm curious to see how they're going to handle a film that takes place in 1950s Hollywood.
Some impressive performances, including Brolin as Eddie Mannix and Clooney as Baird Whitlock.
Witty screenplay with some humorous moments.
Pays good tribute to the 1950s film industry.
The story does seem to get lost from time to time.
The pacing was slow, yet consistent.
A couple of characters had little to no development.
Final thoughts: "Hail, Caesar!" is the type of film that you either like or dislike. To me, I'm sort of in the middle. It had some impressive performances and the screenplay was solid for the most part, but the story does seem to get overblown by its tribute to the film industry back in the 1950s. Film fanatics such as myself should find some enjoyment in this film, while fans of the Coen Brothers might find themselves disappointed with their latest outing.