mardi 1 mars 2016

Hail, Caesar! — A funny and slightly goofy caricature — 8*/10

  • Story: Very involved, full of details, funny, and interesting.
  • Style: Caricatural. A mix of what the public was perceiving at the time and what we think of that time now, all exaggerated and slightly goofy.
  • Pacing: Never boring, it keeps rolling and rolling and rolling, throwing at us stars after stars.
  • Ending: Nicely done.
  • Dialogs: Funny, even hilarious at times. Mostly second and third degree.
  • Characters: Well built, with a nice range, nothing archetypal, but a lot of surprises and easy to understand.
  • Acting: Great.
  • Known actors: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, David Krumholtz, Clancy Brown, Natasha Bassett, Wayne Knight, Jeff Lewis and Christopher Lambert.
  • Visuals: Very nice.
  • Special Effects: Somewhat substandard, but there's very few of them, so you can easily ignore this.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Entertainment value: Good.
  • Who is it for? Difficult to say. Those looking for a goofy yet intellectual kind of comedy with second degree funny dialogs. The setting and the humor is not for everyone.

Solid work by writers/directors Ethan Coen and Joel Coen.