… Movie Review: Stan & Ollie - Hit & Run : Reason.com. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
Director Jon S. Baird and writer Jeff Pope have made a movie of gratifying simplicity. It's about a pair of decent men who are trying to maintain their dignity in diminishing circumstances, amid the usual trials of sickness and age, and they are so unlike most of the movie characters one customarily encounters in contemporary films that their gentle charm seems exotic. It helps, of course, that they're played by two actors in top form.