The theatrical premiere of Coen’s satire “Hail, Caesar!” It is imminent when the first voices for the comedy arrive with George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, among others. Find out here what are the judgments of English-speaking film critics …
In 2013, celebrated duo of directors Ethan and Joel Coen brought us their last film trip to date with the “superbly acted, subtly staged and atmospherically brilliant study of characters and settings” “Inside Llewyn Davis” (-> to critics FILMSTARTS). Now their next film is finally hitting theaters: In the dark humor satire “Hail, Caesar!”, The brothers look closely at Hollywood and appropriately assembled a whole team of Hollywood stars: George Clooney, Josh Brolin , Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Jonah Hill are just a few of the actors pushing the American film industry through cocoa in “Hail, Caesar!” Now we are receiving the first press reviews, mostly positive, about the comedy.
Film critic Richard Roeper was completely enthusiastic about the Chicago Sun-Timeswho described “Hail, Caesar!” as “pure popcorn fun” and as a “visual delight, comedian tour de force and cunning piece of satire.” Also Glenn Kenny from RogerEbert.com he agreed and praised the “funny fable” for being “extremely intelligent and untamed fool.” David Ehrlich from Blackboard It also gave the highest score for “Hail, Caesar!” and he enjoyed the usual scathing humor of the Coen brothers: “Yes, in the end we ourselves are the tainted ones, but that does not mean that it is not funny.”
With some restrictions, Alonso Duralde was also allowed TheWrap Convince Coen’s Comedy: “The Coens are literally reveling in the glamor and squalor of postwar Hollywood with their film, whose cunning wit more than makes up for the lack of a sense of history.” Also Leah Greenblatt from Weekly entertainment think that “Hail, Caesar!” It is more of a “light weight Coen” but one that is packed with its best features. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky from The AV Club He even begins a comparison to an absolute Coens cult film: “Somewhere there are traces of the best comedy since ‘The Big Lebowski,’ you just need a little patience.”
Pretty cautious, but not totally negative is z either. B. Bill Goodykoontz’s critique from Republic of Arizona: “Seen individually, some scenes are really cool, but altogether they don’t do much, like ‘Hail, Caesar!’ makes one of Coen’s worst comedies, if not as bad as z. B. ‘An impossible difficulty’ “. Also Todd McCarthy from Hollywood reporter complains that despite the actors’ engaging performances and beautiful staging, the “entertainment value falls short of its usual standard when it comes to mass-audience movies, which is.” Roger Moore of Movie nation finds that “Hail, Caesar!” it would be a “mistake”, but that the Coens would at least have executed it “with good taste”.
“Hail, Caesar!” It is the opening film of this year’s Berlinale, where it will premiere on February 11, 2016. It will then begin regularly in theaters across the country on February 18, 2016.