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Hal (2018)



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Hal is a long-overdue feature length documentary film celebrating the life and work of director Hal Ashby, set against a backdrop of a rapidly changing America, and an even more dramatic shift in filmmaking. While Ashby was once the toast of "New Hollywood" his rise and fall became an archetypal story of art versus industry.


Critic Reviews for Hal

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

As Hal deftly demonstrates, Ashby was the ultimate casualty of a drastic switch in industry culture.

June 14, 2018 | Full Review…

"Hal" has a once-over-lightly quality, but at times it offers a telling window into how the New Hollywood worked.

January 31, 2018 | Full Review…

A most welcome reassessment of one of the most important figures in 1970s Hollywood.

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…

As someone who loves certain Ashby films very much ... I found Scott's movie a solid overview of the director's life and career, adding additional details to what I already knew.

July 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Amy Scott provides a welcome primer for the work of the late, great Hal Ashby.

June 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Hal is a loving tribute to a filmmaker who rarely gets the attention he deserves.

June 6, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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