Hail Satan? Reviews

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May 29, 2020
It's an underdog story in the most traditional sense as we watch the Temple of Satan begin to attract more and more members with their message of tolerance and empathy, all the while insisting that America honor the intentions of its Founding Fathers.
May 13, 2020
This entertaining doco does not pitch the Temple's oddball leadership group as heroes in any way, but it is fascinating to see how much a bunch of self-confessed trolls and trouble magnets can get done when they put their mind to it.
March 18, 2020
[A] frequently hilarious documentary that chronicles the history of The Satanic Temple.
March 11, 2020
The movie provides valuable food for thought about the role of religion in American society.
February 25, 2020
Lane's predisposition toward the archival makes it possible for an even greater number of individuals to engage with TST's message of the dangers of tacitly allowing church and state to intermingle.
February 10, 2020
Lane keeps her documentary light with an irreverent tone that very clearly understands the trolling that the Satanic Temple is engaging in.
February 6, 2020
Hail Satan? has plenty of good points to make, like comparing the 80's and 90's witch hunts that got metalheads and goth kids disenfranchised and sent the West Memphis three to jail...
February 6, 2020
The reality is that the more time you spend with Greaves and the members of the Satanic Temple, the more level-headed they seem in comparison to the angry Bible-bashers who cling onto outdated and frankly incomprehensible viewpoints.
January 17, 2020
For the audience, however, it's a ton of fun, a wonderfully iconoclastic game of chicken.
December 21, 2019
A funny, kooky film that nevertheless offers a consistently engaging look at the sad irony of Christians ceding the moral high ground to Satanists.
November 7, 2019
This engrossing documentary illuminates numerous facets of an outre circus with a serious purpose.
October 7, 2019
Hail Satan? is a wonderful example of a documentary that makes the effort to challenge the preconceived notions of what is expected, an enjoyable film that holds time for both laughter and contemplation.
September 27, 2019
A very witty, smart, eye-opening and entertaining documentary.
September 22, 2019
Hail, Satan? simply doesn't do a good job of making the case for political secularism.
August 26, 2019
Lane is serious about giving the group a voice, highlighting the hypocrisy of religious attitudes in America.
August 26, 2019
A smart and lighthearted sympathy for the devil documentary.
August 24, 2019
Satan hasn't looked this appealing since John Milton's romantic write-up in Paradise Lost.
August 24, 2019
Though she takes her subjects seriously, Lane allows herself to be led by her sense of humour.
August 23, 2019
Director Penny Lane's diabolical documentary asks us to reevaluate long-held assumptions about who has the monopoly on good and evil.
August 22, 2019
A potted history of Satanism puts much in perspective, but the real eye-opener is the influence of Charlton Heston and his most famous biblical role.
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