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A Hologram for the King
Tom Hanks and Ben Whishaw




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Director Tom Tykwer adapts Dave Eggers' best-selling novel, in which an American businessman (Tom Hanks) travels to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to sell a holographic telecommunications system to the country's king. Desperate to make the deal in order to stay afloat in a failing economy, he learns to navigate this unfamiliar culture with the help of a taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a local doctor (Sarita Choudhury). Ben Whishaw co-stars.

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Overview

Director Tom Tykwer adapts Dave Eggers' best-selling novel, in which an American businessman (Tom Hanks) travels to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to sell a holographic telecommunications system to the country's king. Desperate to make the deal in order to stay afloat in a failing economy, he learns to navigate this unfamiliar culture with the help of a taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a local doctor (Sarita Choudhury). Ben Whishaw co-stars.

Main Cast & Crew

Tom Tykwer - Director
Tom Hanks
Ben Whishaw
Sarita Choudhury
Tom Skerritt
Sidse Babett Knudsen
Dhaffer L'Abidine
Tracey Fairaway
Jay Abdo
Atheer Adel
Jane Perry

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Digital Copy)
  • Run Time: 97
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 031398247647
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use)
  • Release Date: August 2016

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Movies > Dramas

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Psychodrama
Family Crises

 

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Reviews:
3 stars out of 4 -- "Hanks remains a great everyman, which means here he can be a wonderful outsider, a surrogate into our realizations or failures." - 04/22/2016 RogerEbert.com


"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. But that’s what Mr. Hanks accomplishes in the German filmmaker Tom Tykwer’s easygoing screen adaptation..." - 04/21/2016 New York Times


"There's more than a faint echo of 'Death of a Salesman' in Hanks' 21st-century take on Willy Loman." - 04/22/2016 Rolling Stone


"It’s like an international-relations microcosm imagined by the Coen brothers, down to an occasional sense that the absurdity isn’t taking us anywhere." - 04/21/2016 Boston Globe


"A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING beguiles and even captivates, and after the dramatic exertions....It’s a relief to see Tykwer operating in a comparatively low-key, even minimalist mode." - 04/19/2016 Variety


3 stars out of 5 -- "Sarita Choudhury breathes life into blossoming romantic subplot which proves the film’s most intriguing feature." - 05/22/2016 The Guardian


3 stars out of 5 -- "Hanks is as watchable as ever....It’s a charming performance, and you root for Clay..." - 05/19/2016 Empire

 

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