Disappointing and without the Coen charm
Hail, Caesar can be best described as follows, "wasted potential". You've got the Coen Brothers (not only directing but writing), George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Roger Deakins, boatloads of great talent. The premise of the film itself leaves so much room for good humor and character, and it's just wasted, on a disconnected story I didn't care about at any point during the film. About halfway through you start to realize that nothing matters, the story the film itself in no ways effects the characters or the universe it takes place in. Every person the story tries to make note of and garner your attention with just fails to bring any flourish to the sometimes hammy dialogue and poor scene pacing. In the end, all the jokes, all the ideas, and everything the movie had going for it, just flushes itself down the toilet because you just don't care, and it doesn't really matter. I'm being repetitive because I feel so compelled to stress that this isn't even an okay movie, it's a bad one. And if you're like myself, and had high hopes for it, I urge you to not waste your time. Go watch O Brother, Where Art Thou? again, it'd be more entertaining.
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