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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 (7) | Top Critics (2)

"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…

The film is an affectionate ode to Ashby but isn't blind to his flaws, the sort of complex but forgiving treatment that I'm sure Ashby would have liked.

April 11, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A vivid portrait of artistic integrity and complete commitment to the art of filmmaking.

January 30, 2018 | Full Review…

This doc covers everything and even offers new (to me at least) perspectives on the classics.

January 28, 2018 | Full Review…

A conventional yet wholly enjoyable journey through the life and filmography of the era's revered maverick.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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