Hologram for the King

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Released 2016

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Director:
Tom Tykwer
Released:
2016
Rating:
Not rated
Tom Tykwer adapts Dave Eggers' bestselling novel set during a time America is struggling to recover from a recession, and following a desperate businessman (Tom Hanks) in Saudi Arabia who attempts to leave his mark on the world while fighting foreclosure and paying his daughter's tuition.

Metacritic Score

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    Writer-director Tom Tykwer is clearly a fan of the source material, and he has done an admirable job of taking a melancholy, beautifully rendered piece of prose and catapulting it ...

  • 60

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    When it isn't trying too hard to be instructive or jokey, Tykwer's film fluently conveys the hard truth of diminished relevance, geopolitical as well as personal. Hanks' portrayal ...

  • 50

    Screen International Tim Grierson

    As thoughtfully rendered as much of Hologram is, the film eventually succumbs to the material's fundamental triteness, offering done-to-death life lessons about second chances and ...

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Comedy, Drama