Movie Review – Stan & Ollie (2018)

Stan & Ollie, 2018.

Directed by Jon S. Baird.

Starring John C Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda and Rufus Jones.


Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

It’s enormously refreshing amid the current awards season circus to simply sit down with a gently enjoyable movie which hasn’t had heaps of superlatives or hyperbole piled on top of it. And while Stan & Ollie certainly isn’t a Best Picture Oscar contender by any means, it is an affably straight-forward, heartfelt biopic which sheds light on one of pop-culture’s most iconic duos.

Following a brief prologue set during their much-vaunted heyday in 1937, the film leaps forward to their twilight years in the early 50s, as they undertake a tour of the U.

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