Hail Satan? Reviews

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November 7, 2019
This engrossing documentary illuminates numerous facets of an outre circus with a serious purpose.
October 7, 2019
Hail Satan? is a wonderful example of a documentary that makes the effort to challenge the preconceived notions of what is expected, an enjoyable film that holds time for both laughter and contemplation.
September 27, 2019
A very witty, smart, eye-opening and entertaining documentary.
August 26, 2019
Lane is serious about giving the group a voice, highlighting the hypocrisy of religious attitudes in America.
August 26, 2019
A smart and lighthearted sympathy for the devil documentary.
August 24, 2019
Satan hasn't looked this appealing since John Milton's romantic write-up in Paradise Lost.
August 24, 2019
Though she takes her subjects seriously, Lane allows herself to be led by her sense of humour.
August 23, 2019
Director Penny Lane's diabolical documentary asks us to reevaluate long-held assumptions about who has the monopoly on good and evil.
August 22, 2019
A potted history of Satanism puts much in perspective, but the real eye-opener is the influence of Charlton Heston and his most famous biblical role.
August 22, 2019
The film doesn't really dwell on whether or not the Satanist cover story aspect attracts gullible lovers of Lucifer, but it is pretty entertaining...
August 21, 2019
Way to go! Is membership of this group still open?
August 21, 2019
[A] funny, light-hearted documentary...
August 19, 2019
A devilishly funny documentary that blends improbable imagery, self-awareness and religious provocation with a genuine sense of political purpose.
August 19, 2019
Hail Satan? is an entertaining, insightful look at how the strongest defenders of society's liberal order are the people you'd least expect.
August 16, 2019
Stirring in both senses, Penny Lane's documentary is an authentic and witty call to arms against an increasingly corrupt and oppressive State.
July 29, 2019
It all adds up to an entertaining and intriguing documentary look an uncoventional group of people who embody some basic American ideas, like freedom and individualism, to a surprising degree.
July 25, 2019
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the film is how fundamentally decent most of these Satanists appear.
July 23, 2019
Filmmaker Penny Lane takes a wry approach that reveals them as normal people who simply felt they needed to stand up against corrupt organised religion by invoking the most shocking name possible.
July 15, 2019
It is witty and silly, yes. But it also touches on important issues and never interjects [director Penny Lane's] thoughts on the subject.
July 12, 2019
The conclusion to be drawn from [Penny] Lane's film is that these eccentrics may themselves be in danger... but they aren't much of a danger to the rest of us.
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