A Hologram for the KingHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise- cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 138
- Fresh: 100
- Rotten: 38
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: 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.
Rotten: Not even the mighty Tom Hanks can save this scattershot adaptation of Dave Eggers' lost-soul novel
Fresh: Quiet existential irony, albeit diluted and distorted, still reverberates in this stranger-in-a-strange-land story.
Worst movie ever 👎👎👎
I love Tom Hanks but after this movie I hate him 👎👎
Story goes nowhere
The movie has a nice setup, and Tom Hanks brings his typical high-caliber acting to bear, but the romantic interlude that is supposedly the climax of the movie is just a little weird, and the resolution is rushed-through in the form of a voiced-over letter to his daughter.
Chalk it up to one of those movies that had good concept and promise, but the script couldn't deliver.