• A Hologram for the King (2016)

A Hologram for the King

Release Date: April 22nd, 2016

DVD Release Date: August 9th, 2016

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

A beautiful doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) help an American businessman (Tom Hanks) who's trying to close the deal of a lifetime in Saudi Arabia.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Tracey Fairaway, Jane Perry, Tom Skerritt, Ben Whishaw

Director: Tom Tykwer

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: 22h22, Fabrica, Kasbah-Film Tanger, X-FIlme Creative Pool, Playtone

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

Keywords: Father, Transformation, Amusing, Gripping, Hotel, Doctor, Quest, Daughter

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The star shouldn’t be blamed, though, for the failings of the direction and script. Here’s a case of consistently miscalibrated tone, from the first clumsy stabs at humor to the hero’s default expression, which is painfully pained. show more

  • 60
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    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 of a man caught between utter defeat and a yearning to begin again is pitch-perfect. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    All the elements of Eggers' story are there; the emotional and psychological resonance is not. show more

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