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).
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: A Hologram for the King amiably ambles through a narrative desert, saved by an oasis of a performance from the ever-dependable Tom Hanks.
Book-based Hanks drama has drinking, sex; lacks a point.