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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    Taylor BakerDrink in the Movies
    Episode 47: Doc Talk Part 3 / Hail Satan? / American Factory / Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese / Honeyland / The Image Book
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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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