Four-time Academy award winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen continue to solidify their filmography after No Country For Old Men and True Grit. This time, their film follows a day in the life of Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) in dealing with some business issues including the disappearance of actor Baird Whitlock (George Clooney).
After watching this film twice, it's clear that it's far from being perfect. There are some subplots of certain characters, which do not form a cohesive whole. But thanks to the Coen Brothers' script & direction and Roger Deakins' cinematography, Hail, Caesar definitely serves as a full-spectrum of the Golden Age of Hollywood and a satirical tribute to its outstanding events that changed the industry of filmmaking.
As a matter of fact, when looking at the big picture, this film talks about the darker little secrets of Hollywood's Golden Age in economy and communism. Some people liked it. Some people taught is was empty. It's a polarizing film indeed - and that's what makes it special.