Stan & Ollie

2018, Comedy/Biography, 1h 37m

222 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Stan & Ollie pays tribute to a pair of beloved entertainers with an affectionate look behind the scenes -- and a moving look at the burdens and blessings of a creative bond. Read critic reviews

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Movie Info

Laurel and Hardy -- the world's greatest comedy team -- face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can't quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy's failing health start to threaten their precious partnership.

Cast & Crew

Steve Coogan
Stan Laurel
John C. Reilly
Oliver Hardy
Nina Arianda
Ida Kitaeva Laurel
Rufus Jones
Bernard Delfont
Susy Kane
Cynthia Clark
Ella Kenion
Holiday Camp Organizer
Harry Hepple
Wally Brady
Bentley Kalu
Elephant Wrangler
Jeff Pope
Screenwriter
Faye Ward
Producer
Xavier Marchand
Executive Producer
Kate Fasulo
Executive Producer
Joe Oppenheimer
Executive Producer
Nichola Martin
Executive Producer
Jeff Pope
Executive Producer
Eugenio Perez
Executive Producer
Gabrielle Tana
Executive Producer
Christine Langan
Executive Producer
Laurie Rose
Cinematography
Billy Sneddon
Film Editing
Rolfe Kent
Original Music
John Paul Kelly
Production Design
Guy Speranza
Costume Design
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Critic Reviews for Stan & Ollie

Audience Reviews for Stan & Ollie

  • Mar 03, 2022
    I liked Laurel and Hardy as a child and was drawn to this movie. It's strictly okay.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Mar 23, 2021
    I loved this film, heartfelt and funny, and at times very heartbreaking, seeing the epic tale about the rise and decline of the most famous comic duo of the past century. I loved it to bits!
    Serge E Super Reviewer
  • Mar 31, 2019
    The two actors (especially Coogan) are fantastic, embodying their characters so faithfully that it seems like they have been playing them together forever, and it is great to see how this film pays homage to those comedy legends with a balanced combination of slapstick and melancholy.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 19, 2019
    Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly do competent work bringing two old friends back to memory while re-enacting a couple of their more famous routines. This BBC production highlight is in its restraint, delivering a melancholy postcard, as it were, from the old team, and sort of a final farewell, wrapped in the fact that London proved their final performance together. One especially nice touch is in how the two clowns lean on their practised routines when not exactly on the stage or in front of a camera. Recommended.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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