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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 57
    Tasha RobinsonThe Verge

    The place the story ends doesn't necessarily fit with where it began, which leaves Hologram feeling like a fractured and uncertain oddity. But at least by the end, it's a beautifully melancholy oddity. It's inconsistent in its intentions, but at least some of those intentions are good ones. 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

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    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 the value of broadening one’s perspective. show more

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