We Got This Covered
Hail, Caesar! certainly isn’t the Coens at their best, but instead their “pretty alright-est” – and that’s damn fine enough. Movies like The Big Lebowski have a strong, supportive backbone, whereas this ’50s kidnapping caper feels more like an actor who slaps on a pretty face for nothing but show. Maybe that’s intentional, to truly embrace a far-back reality, but in today’s world, such schmaltzy dramatics lack the same simple-minded pleasure.