Hail Satan?

critic Reviews

, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Hail Satan? challenges preconceived notions of its subject with a smart, witty, and overall entertaining dispatch from the front lines of the fight for social justice.
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    Ben SachsChicago Reader
    The movie provides valuable food for thought about the role of religion in American society.
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    Brad NewsomeSydney Morning Herald
    This engrossing documentary illuminates numerous facets of an outre circus with a serious purpose.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A very witty, smart, eye-opening and entertaining documentary.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    Satan hasn't looked this appealing since John Milton's romantic write-up in Paradise Lost.
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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    Though she takes her subjects seriously, Lane allows herself to be led by her sense of humour.
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    Nigel AndrewsFinancial Times
    Way to go! Is membership of this group still open?
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    Milana VujkovLola On Film
    Penny Lane's crafty, arch entertaining doc on a growing group of civic-minded Salem-based, Florida-hatched US Satanists almost got me thinking backwards.
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    Richard CrouseRichard Crouse
    Hail Satan? has a surprisingly light touch. Lane, obviously a fan of the group's work, takes a playful tone, mining the inherent audacity of the Satanic Temple's actions for all its entertainment value.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    It isn't trying to convert audiences, or even educate them about the intricacies of Satanism; instead, its goal is to present a different point of view.
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    Charles KoplinskiReel Talk with Chuck and Pam
    At the heart of the film is the separation of church and state as it educates us about the Constitution and encourages us to look in the mirror about our own preconceived notions.
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