Hot Air Reviews

August 27, 2019
Predictable, artless fare at its core, yet also disappointingly toothless.
August 26, 2019
Director Frank Coraci and screenwriter Will Reichel have made a movie that aims to bridge some of American's current social divides but is so focused on its destination that not much of note happens during the journey.
August 23, 2019
A film that begins as a topical expose of polarizing media personalities eventually succumbs to predictably sentimental clichés.
August 23, 2019
Coogan is actually quite effective as Lionel, while young Russell offers a charismatic and watchable presence. Problem is, Hot Air lacks a point of view.
August 23, 2019
However hopeful Hot Air is, its phoniness makes the prospect of an open-minded debate feel even more like a fantasy.
August 23, 2019
Simpleminded political gesturing...
August 23, 2019
Hot Air falls quite a bit short of its maximum potential in the political climate for satire especially with having a focus on conservative talk radio.
August 23, 2019
Hot Air is mostly toothless -- as a dissection of figures like Lionel, as a political comedy ... as a message of unity in divisive times.
August 22, 2019
Despite all this fodder, the film is tepid even as it plays hard on today's political agita.
August 22, 2019
Coogan gets some big scenes, but anyone familiar with what this actor is capable of may wonder why he was cast in the first place.
August 22, 2019
Neither funny, insightful nor moving, it's mostly objectionable for its failure to exploit the facets of Coogan's screen persona that line up so neatly with the smug blatherers who dominate the AM dial.
August 21, 2019
The script is sometimes funny, but the movie never is, because Coogan detests his character so much he plays him with a kind of constipated fury that kills the wit of the writing.
August 21, 2019
"Hot Air" makes an early promise for comedy, but doesn't stay interested in farce for very long.
August 20, 2019
The drama, set in the world of conservative talk radio, is the Left's latest broadside against the First Amendment.