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Stan & Ollie (2018)

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The beloved comedy team of Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) embark on one last variety hall tour in Great Britain in 1953, where their struggles with health issues, changing times and the stress of the road threaten to overshadow their creative partnership.

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Steve Coogan
as Stan Laurel
John C. Reilly
as Oliver Hardy

Critic Reviews for Stan & Ollie

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (4)

If nothing else, this agreeable period piece provides a good case for many retrospectives to come.

October 21, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Even if it only occasionally provokes big laughs, this sweet, small film makes you smile most of the way through, which may be a more uncommon feat.

October 21, 2018 | Full Review…

If a couple of labored gags around hauling luggage don't fully land, that rather proves how much more art went into Laurel and Hardy's craft than they ever chose to let on.

October 21, 2018 | Full Review…
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It's a story about the serious side of comedians that never indulges in sad-clown sentimentality. And it intelligently explores the limitations of working partnerships in a way that neither canonizes nor excoriates its famous subjects.

October 21, 2018 | Full Review…

A beautifully styled film with a treasure trove of jokes and skits. But above all a witty, moving study of a longterm relationship rising and falling on the waves of showbusiness, sometimes on the verge of splintering but always coming together again.

November 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Stan & Ollie is a joyous ode to an iconic duo's final few years, that portrays its subjects with the love and attention its audience craves.

November 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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