Hail Satan? Reviews

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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.
August 22, 2019
The film doesn't really dwell on whether or not the Satanist cover story aspect attracts gullible lovers of Lucifer, but it is pretty entertaining...
August 21, 2019
Way to go! Is membership of this group still open?
August 21, 2019
By film's end, the viewer's been given a cozy, warm depiction of the group in Hail Satan?, but Penny Lane fails to really hone in on any particular aspect of the Satanic Temple with effective accuracy.
August 21, 2019
[A] funny, light-hearted documentary...
August 19, 2019
A devilishly funny documentary that blends improbable imagery, self-awareness and religious provocation with a genuine sense of political purpose.
August 19, 2019
Hail Satan? is an entertaining, insightful look at how the strongest defenders of society's liberal order are the people you'd least expect.
August 16, 2019
Stirring in both senses, Penny Lane's documentary is an authentic and witty call to arms against an increasingly corrupt and oppressive State.
July 29, 2019
It all adds up to an entertaining and intriguing documentary look an uncoventional group of people who embody some basic American ideas, like freedom and individualism, to a surprising degree.
July 25, 2019
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the film is how fundamentally decent most of these Satanists appear.
July 23, 2019
Filmmaker Penny Lane takes a wry approach that reveals them as normal people who simply felt they needed to stand up against corrupt organised religion by invoking the most shocking name possible.
July 15, 2019
It is witty and silly, yes. But it also touches on important issues and never interjects [director Penny Lane's] thoughts on the subject.
July 12, 2019
The conclusion to be drawn from [Penny] Lane's film is that these eccentrics may themselves be in danger... but they aren't much of a danger to the rest of us.
June 19, 2019
In Hail Satan? Lane in many ways mirrors the shrewd sense of radical playfulness that underscores The Temple of Satan's own ideological and moral agenda, while at the same time never downplaying the importance and scale of their vision
June 17, 2019
It's worth seeing for anyone who feels a little too certain as to their own cosmology, and also as a sign of hope that there are people battling the erosion of social liberty on all levels.
June 7, 2019
One of the most amusing documentaries you're liable to see this year.
June 5, 2019
You may have more in common with Satanists than you thought.
June 5, 2019
Hail Satan? is an enjoyable and well-crafted film that casts an interesting, if overly sympathetic, eye over an organisation that is gaining support as a hardcore alternative to the current American establishment.
May 30, 2019
Despite dabbling in dark material, in its humour and inspiring activism Hail Satan? acts as a beacon of hope for our troubled times.
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