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Stan & Ollie

The true story of Hollywood's greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan and Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair's triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic ... [+]
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Guy Lodge
"Tenderly played by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly (...) Made with cozy care and affection in all departments"  POS
United StatesUnited States
Eric Kohn
"A solid dramedy (...) [It] reveals the melancholic impact of their eventual realization that their careers were finally over"  POS
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
"Kudos to Coogan and Reilly, not just for their gifts of impersonation, but for detailing the bedrock connection at work and play between the two men (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States
Brian Lowry
"An ode to friendship, it's something no one who has ever laughed at the pair should miss."  POS
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Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
"The lovely performances by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly should lure a decent number of fans (...) They do an uncanny job of recreating a handful of their famous routines."  POS
United StatesUnited States
Odie Henderson
"The clichés are there, but its heart beats loud enough for us to embrace and forgive them (…) Rating: ★★★½ (out of 4)"  POS
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Jason Zinoman
The New York Times
"Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly deliver dynamite performances that capture the expressions and physicality of the star comedians without ever descending into caricature."  POS
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Johnny Oleksinski
New York Post
"Reilly and Coogan dig into this old-school style, whistling a happy tune, dancing at a saloon, peeling a hard-boiled egg. It's simple stuff, but 65 years later, it still holds up."  POS
United StatesUnited States
Emily Yoshida
"The toll that show business takes on such relationships and on Laurel and Hardy's relationship with each other is never hit on the head, but feels real nevertheless"  POS
United StatesUnited States
William Bibbiani
"It’s a film without any meaningful flaws. Every character is wonderfully realized, every performance is spectacular (...) One of the most delightful films of the year."  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian
"Director Baird and screenwriter Jeff Pope offer interesting insights on the subject of what it is, or was, to be famous (...) There is a muted charm (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Robbie Collin
"This is a polished, revealing, accessible biopic (...) It is eccentric, sad and stirring to the core. Oh yes – and incredibly funny, too (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Geoffrey Macnab
The Independent
"Insightful and endlessly touching (...) Reilly and Coogan brilliantly capture the physical mannerisms and verbal tics of their characters without resorting to caricature (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
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