Atom User Reviews for Stan & Ollie
The performances were unreal, so glad I went
Enjoyed the acting.
well acted and thoughtful production. Movie that actually has a story and makes sense while celebrating friendship and work ethic.
Great movie! Should have more promotions.
It was like watching the real people
Reilly and Coogan portrayed the two wonderfully and I couldn't hope to find better fits for those roles. A darling picture of two old friends. Life always has a way of mucking a good thing up eventually. So the story goes. Loved the movie. Sad to see how their lives played out. Go see this! So many laughs to be shared. I wish more of this generation knew who these two were.
One of the best I’ve seen in a long time!
its an uncanny portrayal of Laurel & Hardy. Best movie of the year.
great film.. waa connected to the characters and felt their emotion
Respectful of the iconic comedy team. Film made me appreciate them more than I already did.
we thoroughly enjoyed this trip back to a simpler time...great cast...bittersweet
So glad i finally got to see this film. Steve Coogan and John c Reilly did masterful job in their roles. if you're a fan of their work watch it, it's a must see! if not the performances alone should stifle a ticket purchase. After everything that's that's bound to come out in the cinemas to which i am a fan, it was refreshing to see a picture like this and about two actors and comedic legends whom I am grateful I was introduced to as a young boy.
One of the best movies I've ever seen. Funny and heartbreaking. I laughed but also was "choked up" by the end of the story. Wonderful!!! This movie deserves several oscars.
It was a good movie about a great comedy team and about show business. It’s worth a watch. I enjoyed it and the acting was fantastic.
The acting was superb and the story was emotionally compelling, but I would have appreciated a bit more background/context. Worth seeing.
Reminded me of “Topsy Turvy” with Jim Broadbent — you got a sense of what was behind the Duo
The likeness to the real Stan & Ollie was remarkable. The story was charming - The genuine friendship between them was undeniable.
fantastic and touching story of a friendship and love
Great casting. Touching and clean.
Great movie about the friendship of this comic partnership.
Moving and well done
The real head-scratcher is how such an endearingly modest, gentle film can say so much with such eloquence about a professional partnership that amounts to a love affair; about the mysterious business of being funny; and about the toll taken by the passage of time. (Messrs. Reilly and Coogan are both wonderful; so are Shirley Henderson and Nina Arianda as, respectively, Ollie’s wife, Lucille, and Stan’s wife, Ida.)
Featuring uncanny and hugely personable performances by Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel, and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy, and a smart script by Jeff Pope (Coogan’s co-writer on Philomena) that delivers laughs from both familiar and unexpected quarters, this is a fond, frequently very funny homage to an act that has lost none of its genius.
Everything the film has to offer is obvious and on the surface, its pleasures simple and sincere under the attentive guidance of director Jon S. Baird.