Reviews: Stan & Ollie (2018)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are simply astonishing in these roles, Coogan capturing Laurel’s meek, innocent befuddlement while Reilly counters with Hardy’s steam-venting exasperation and clipped diction.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: There are two good reasons to see Stan & Ollie: its stars.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Stan & Ollie follows their gradual descent, more gravitational than graceful. A career’s worth of baggage provides enough material to chew on, but this is more nostalgic remembrance about another time rather than a celebration.
  • [New] | Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth
    • Excerpt: A deeply touching translation of the pathos and whimsy of Laurel and Hardy into a biopic narrative that manages to be charmingly funny and, at the same time, heart-wrenchingly elegiac.
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: With two-thirds of the run-time dealing in their joy of being on-stage, you might be surprised to discover just how poignant things will soon get.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: There’s some real movie magic at work and a lot of minds in the right places when it came to placing Coogan and Reilly as Laurel and Hardy
  • Frank Ochieng @ Screen Anarchy
    • Excerpt: A reverential and resourceful dramedy biopic. Stan & Ollie’s flashiness exists in its low-key premise of two gifted men bound at the Hollywood hip in mutual admiration and quieted strife. We are elated to see Stan & Ollie get us all in another fine mess
  • Nuno Reis @ Antestreia [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: As imitações de John C. Reilly e Steve Coogan são mais do que dignas. São uma viagem a outros tempos e a outras formas de fazer a arte. Um par de talento ímpar que deixou muitas saudades.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly recapture and remake that brand of magic with equal shimmer and shine calling upon more than enough art of their own.