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A Hologram for the King

HD   R Closed Captioning

Tom Tykwer

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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. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Apr 21, 2016

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. – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, Apr 22, 2016

Rotten: Not even the mighty Tom Hanks can save this scattershot adaptation of Dave Eggers' lost-soul novel – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Apr 22, 2016

Fresh: Quiet existential irony, albeit diluted and distorted, still reverberates in this stranger-in-a-strange-land story. – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, Apr 22, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Worst movie ever 👎👎👎

I love Tom Hanks but after this movie I hate him 👎👎

Loved it..

Great movie

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.

A Hologram for the King
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2016

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