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Hell & Back (2015)

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Remy, Augie and Curt have been best friends since birth. When they jokingly take a blood oath and break it, Curt is dragged to Hell to be sacrificed. The guys must risk everything to save their friend from a slew of misfit demons, Greek legends, and the Devil himself. Are they prepared? No, absolutely not. (C) Freestyle Releasing
Rating:
R (for pervasive strong crude and sexual content, language and some drug use)
Genre:
Animation , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 limited
On DVD:
Box Office:
$156,166.00
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Cast

Mila Kunis
as Deema
Susan Sarandon
as Barb the Angel
Bob Odenkirk
as The Devil
T.J. Miller
as Augie
Rob Riggle
as Curt
Maria Bamford
as Gloria
Lance Bass
as Boy Band Demon
H. Jon Benjamin
as The Tree
Michael Peña
as Abigor the Demon
John Farley
as Welcome to Hell Demon
Jenna Gianas
as Hell Announcer
Dennis Gubbins
as Larry the Demon
Jay Johnston
as Rick the Lost Soul
Kerri Kenney-Silver
as Madame Zonar
Kyle Kinane
as Kyle the Demon
David Koechner
as Asmodeus the Demon
Seth Morris
as Atheist Lost Soul
Kumail Nanjiani
as Dave the Demon
Brian Posehn
as Cleb the Carny
Greg Proops
as Asmoday the Demon
Paul Scheer
as Paul the Demon
JB Smoove
as Sal the Demon
Dana Snyder
as Garthog the Demon
Paul F. Tompkins
as Annoyed Lost Soul
Nakia Trower
as Carnival Patron
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All Critics (4)

A script like this should be destroyed upon receipt.

Full Review… | February 20, 2016
The Film Stage

Hell and Back is a far cry from something you would sell your soul for.

Full Review… | January 12, 2016
Under the Radar

It's a wonder how this stinker of a script -- packed with foul language, sex references, and scatological jokes -- attracted such a strong cast in the first place, and the finished film is no better.

Full Review… | October 9, 2015
Common Sense Media

Hell And Back may be for adults, but it is not very mature. Everything from drug use to rape is lampooned in this outrageous, R-rated comedy.

Full Review… | October 5, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Hell & Back

Very hard movie to sit through. Despite a stellar cast (minus, personally, Nick Swardson as the main character) and wonderful world building and animation, the writing is God awful. Lowest common denominator jokes abound with plot threads that lead nowhere amount to what could've been an enjoyable 15 minute Adult Swim short being a difficult to watch feature length mess. I did chuckle at some truly funny moments, particularly in cameos by Paul F. Thompkins and John Benjamin, but it wasn't enough to save the lackluster comedy and it really hurt to see some great comedians fail to hit the marks.

Justin Bowen
Justin Bowen
½

Hell & Back truly does have an all star. We have Mila Kunis, Susan Sarandon, Danny Mcbride, Rob Riggle, Nick Swardson, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Coolidge, J.B. Smoove, Michael Pena, Brian Posehn, David Koechner, and more. Sadly we do not get an all star movie. Hell & Back has some of the workers behind Robot Chicken. I think Robot Chicken is a decent show. On the other hand, we honestly in my opinion have a not so good movie. I personally didn't find it funny, and in my opinion, Robot Chicken is much better. The movie has some nice claymation/stop motion animation behind it. But, the movie itself falls short. The story is there, the talent is there, but the jokes are completely absent. I know comedy is very difficult to write. Writing comedy isn't like writing other films. For instance, a horror movie can have a loose story, but amazing practical effects. With comedy it's either funny or it isn't. I believe this movie could have been much better, and I truly wanted to enjoy it. I personally wouldn't pay $ to see this. Wait until it is streaming or something. I don't even know if I can say this legally, but you can just bootleg this sh*t, if you want to see it. However, I saw the whole film on Youtube for free, and it really isn't worth the time. So these are my final Bitchin' Buddha thoughts on Hell & Back. With some new and clever jokes, this film could have gotten two thumbs up, and have been a cult classic. If you like this film, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I believe the jokes could have just been a little better. I believe Hell & Back earns a... 1.5 out of 5. Thank you for reading and viewing. I wish you an amazing day as always. :)

Boogie Buddha
Boogie Buddha

Incredibly vulgar and crass, Hell & Back is a wicked animated comedy. While fooling around with a book of black magic three friends open up a portal to Hell, and when one of them gets sucked in the other two follow in order to rescue him. Featuring the voice talents of T.J. Miller, Danny McBride, and Mila Kunis, the cast is fairly decent. And the animation is pretty good, and includes some interesting set and character designs for Hell. However, the humor is extremely raunchy and never lets up. Hell & Back delivers some laughs, but the level of crudeness can be hard to handle.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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