• Hail, Caesar! (2016)

Hail, Caesar!

Release Date: February 5th, 2016

DVD Release Date: June 7th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

In the early 1950s, Eddie Mannix is busy at work trying to solve all the problems of the actors and filmmakers at Capitol Pictures. His latest assignments involve a disgruntled director, a singing cowboy, a beautiful swimmer and a handsome dancer. As if all this wasn't enough, Mannix faces his biggest challenge when Baird Whitlock gets kidnapped while in costume for the swords-and-sandals epic "Hail, Caesar!" If the studio doesn't pay $100,000, it's the end of the line for the movie star.

Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Frances McDormand

Director: Joel Coen , Ethan Coen

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Working Title Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Survival, Amusing, Cheeky, Car, Bar, Office, Mystery, 1950s, Police officer, Charming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Beneath the (sometimes hysterically funny) gags, is a surprisingly thoughtful examination of the same issues that bubble through Joel and Ethan Coen’s more serious pictures; the folly of man, the nature of faith, and the terror of trying to figure out what path through life is the correct one to take. show more

  • 40
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    A dispiritingly vitriolic, only sporadically funny satire of ’50s Hollywood, Hail, Caesar! verifies a suspicion long held here, that the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, really hate the movies. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A goofy conflation of Coenian elements: the numbskull huggermugger of "The Big Lebowski", the La La Land surrealness of "Barton Fink", the Old Testament overlay of "A Serious Man." show more

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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
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