Stan & Ollie. Image shows from L to R: Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan), Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly).

Stan & Ollie

2019 British comedy film about Laurel and Hardy and their UK tour. Stars Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson, Rufus Jones and others.

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Press Clippings

Review: Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie is as well-crafted, with a warm tone and gentle pacing, just like the perfected comedy routines of the iconic duo of the title.

The Edinburgh Reporter, 18th January 2019

Stan & Ollie and The Favourite performing at box office

Steve Coogan, John C Reilly and happy audiences propel biopic to top of the rankings as The Favourite also comes up smiling after two weekends in cinemas

Charles Gant, The Guardian, 15th January 2019

Where are the great comedy double acts of today?

This weekend, audiences around the country will have been taken into a bygone era by Stan & Ollie, a film guaranteed to ensure we fall in love all over again with Laurel and Hardy, courtesy of Steve Coogan and John C Reilly's remarkable, eerily exact impersonations.

Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph, 13th January 2019

Stan & Ollie review from Mark Kermode

Steve Coogan and John C Reilly excel in this bittersweet film about the twilight years of the great double act.

Mark Kermode, The Guardian, 13th January 2019

The real story of the relationship in Stan & Ollie

It's been said that offscreen, Laurel and Hardy were quite the opposite of their movie characters.

i Newspaper, 12th January 2019

Will Gompertz reviews Stan & Ollie

It doesn't attempt to poison their legacy, but to celebrate and acknowledge it, while contemplating what it must have been like for this odd couple to come to terms with each other, their shared past, and uncertain future.

Will Gompertz, BBC, 12th January 2019

Film review: Stan And Ollie

While it's a shame that Reilly has not had a BAFTA nod - the Oscars might balance things of course - maybe this film is more of a landmark for Coogan. It might just be the first time he has played a role onscreen where there is no hint whatsoever of Alan Partridge in the performance.

Beyond The Joke, 11th January 2019

When Stan and Ollie pulled pints in a village pub

A "shrine" to comedy duo Laurel and Hardy has been drawing tourists to a pub in rural Leicestershire. The tale of their final tour in the UK in 1954 is being told in the critically acclaimed film, Stan & Ollie, released in cinemas on Friday and starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly. The comedians stayed at Stan Laurel's sister's pub, the Bull Inn in Bottesford, ahead of performances at the Empire Theatre in nearby Nottingham in 1952 and 1953.

BBC, 11th January 2019

Stan & Ollie review

A heartfelt and hilarious tribute to comedy's biggest legends.

Steve Hogarty, City AM, 11th January 2019

Stan & Ollie review

It could be that this heartwarming film is more likely to be cherished by the over-50s, who will consider it a treat to join the trail of the lonesome pine.

Brian Viner, Daily Mail, 11th January 2019