• A Hologram for the King (2016)

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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

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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