Hail, Caesar! (DVD)
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|Contributor||Ethan Coen, Josh Brolin, Joel Coen, Alden Ehrenreich, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes|
|Runtime||1 hour and 46 minutes|
Wacky comedy drama from the Coen brothers, set in 1950s Hollywood when the studios were in their heyday. The story follows a day in the life of fixer Ed Mannix (Josh Brolin) who has to retrieve famous actor Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) after he has been kidnapped while filming the next big blockbuster 'Hail, Caesar!'. A group called The Future is holding Whitlock ransom for $100,000, and it's up to Mannix to get him back. The star-studded cast also includes Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 18 x 13.8 x 1.5 cm; 85 Grams
- Director : Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
- Media Format : DVD, PAL
- Run time : 1 hour and 46 minutes
- Release date : 14 July 2016
- Actors : Alden Ehrenreich, Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes
- Dubbed: : English
- Language : English (DTS 5.1)
- Studio : UniversalSony
- ASIN : B01HD2XTH8
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 14,687 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Set in the days of the old Hollywood studio system. The acting is good. George Clooney is funny as the clueless movie star, that gets kidnapped. Josh Brolin plays an old style movie exec, who covers up stars scandals.
It's okay, has its moments. There also isn't very much in the way of extras.
Don't feel able to recommend it one way or the other.
The thing with Cohen Brothers films is, that some are brilliant from the off, some grow on you and some are just okay.
I find this the latter. Not sure I'm of much help, in your choice of buying it or not. Sorry.
But I can imagine why some may seem to think Channing Tatum as a tap dancing communist is not worthy of a major movie, but heck, they can't be much fun to watch a film with. To me that is just a small one of the many, many reasons this is cinema gold. From the impecable narration, to the do it all fixer come film noir detective, for whom things just happen to fix themselves for in the end, to the panel debate about the depiction of Christ in the movie within the movie by the men of all major Faith's, to the wonderful set pieces recreating Hollywood's biggest tropes of the era, to a humble western singer/actor thrust in to the limelight as the studio's new major star being taught elocution by an old boy and classically trained actor.
And who knew George Clooney could play such a hammy actor and blithering wishy washy idiot?
... To Rome!