I'm honestly a bit disappointed with this film. It's marketed as a comedy but I didn't laugh the entire film. I couldn't take away what the message or plot of the film was supposed to be. Communist writers kidnap big movie star and studio head tries to find him and we see what goes on at the studio along the way. The kidnapping amounted to nothing game changing in the end though. That's basically it. Besides Josh Brolin and Alden Ehrenreich everyone else had very limited roles. Ralph Fiennes and Scarlett Johansson had two scenes, Jonah Hill and Frances McDormand had one and Channing Tatum had three scenes and none of their scenes stole the movie or anything. Even felt like Clooney wasn't in it that much. They did get the whole tribute to the 50's film age down to a tee though. Film sure did look and feel like you were in the fifties, so it had that going for it I guess. This film wasn't awful by any means but I can't say it's good enough to where I'd place it anywhere near Inside Llewyn Davis, Fargo and No Country For Old Men which are my favorites from The Coens. IMO feels more like a redbox rental or a $7.99 blu-ray bin purchase. I've seen people love it and people dislike it. I'm in the middle. Didn't dislike it but definitely not the best from the Coen Brothers. Hail, Caesar! gets a C from me.