John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones
Director: Jon S. Baird
Running Time: 98 minutes
Certificate: PG - mild bad language
3 BAFTA NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST ACTOR & OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM.
"A love letter to cinema’s odd couple. Steve Coogan and John C Reilly excel in this bittersweet film about the twilight years of the great double act."
- Mark Kermode, Observer
"As the film cruises towards its conclusion it reaches genuinely sublime heights."
- Kevin Maher, Times
"For its target audience of hopeless hankerers after a simpler past, Stan & Ollie will be an absolute delight. But it may go over the hearts and heads of the uninitiated, that’s all."
- Andrew Collins, Radio Times
"It is eccentric, sad and stirring to the core. Oh yes - and incredibly funny, too."
- Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"Stan & Ollie won’t ever have you in hysterics, but its account of the comedians in their twilight years is insightful and endlessly touching."
- Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
"Gently joyous, from soup to nuts. Take your grandparents and they’ll enjoy it as much as you."
- Matt Glasby, Total Film
"It’s a love song played in a minor key, and it leaves an unexpectedly lingering impression."
- Philip De Semlyen, Time Out
"The film will win Laurel and Hardy new fans and proves how well Coogan works in a team."
- Charlotte O’Sullivan, London Evening Standard
It’s 1953 and Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have legend status. But, with their last film years behind them, legends still need to pay the bills, so they head out on a tour of theatres in the UK, headlining from Glasgow to Newcastle. But old frictions reemerge, audiences dwindle and Hardy’s health takes a turn for the worse. Somehow, the old magic returns and we see the comedy masterminds regain their former glory.
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are uncanny in the title roles, nailing their onstage antics and adding great depth to their offscreen personas. A true insight into a golden age of stardom.
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