A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King

Tom Hanks stars in the adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel, directed by Tom Tykwer (Cloud Atlas). Follows a washed-up American businessman who looks to recoup losses by securing a contract in Saudi Arabia.

2016Rating: M, Coarse language, sex scene, nudity and drug use98 minsUK, France, Germany, USA
Drama

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A Hologram for the King / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The movie conjures no shortage of potent images, but push a bit deeper and your fist closes on empty air.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's hard to imagine a more Tom Hanks-y setup than this.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

It’s that rare fish-out-of-water story in which the fish miraculously manages to stop needing water, and learns to crave air instead.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It takes an actor with the finesse of Tom Hanks to turn a story of confusion, perplexity, frustration and panic into an agreeably uncomfortable comedy.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Tom Tykwer’s adaptation is a meandering mess of half-baked storylines that amount to little. Hanks’s affable presence keeps it all afloat.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

We leave the desert feeling parched.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Hanks’ portrayal of a man caught between utter defeat and a yearning to begin again is pitch-perfect.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

If it sounds like Hologram is basically about a middle-aged white guy getting his groove back in the Middle East, well, yes, it is that. But if you squint hard enough, it’s also a little bit more.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Pleasant but ultimately forgettable.

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