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A Hologram for the King (2016)

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Starring (View all)
Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
Alan
Jane Perry Jane Perry
Ruby
Michael Baral Michael Baral
Young Ron


Written by
Dave Eggers Dave Eggers
novel
Tom Tykwer Tom Tykwer
screenplay


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4 years, 8 months ago at Aug 19 17:04
The movie budget is 30 MILLION DOLLARS but they can't get a REAL arab stylist!!!? the cloths are ridiculous! and the arabic dialogue may sound okay in the ear of non-arabs but it's not. Arabic accents tend to have a distinctive differences in both phoneme and vocabulary.
Beside... "Zahra" couldn't pronounce the letter [ح] correctly. which is the hallmark of arabian speaker.

An average movie

4 years, 8 months ago at Sep 3 19:23
This movie didn't make much waves when it was released since I have always had a weak spot for Tom Tykwer's work, I was still eager to check it out. Futhermore, after 'Cloud Atlas', Tykwer was working again with Tom Hanks and I thought it was pretty neat to Hanks involving in some smaller project like this one for once. Well, eventually, to be honest, it wasn't really good, I'm afraid. Basically, ... read more
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Description: It is 2010 and Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) is having a multidimensional midlife crisis. He is divorced, under pressure at work from a boss who no longer believes that he is a great salesman, and feeling guilty for not being able to pay for the college tuition for his beloved daughter (Tracey Fairaway). But he has a chance to close a big deal that could change everything for him. He travels to Saudi Arabia where he hopes to convince the King to purchase a holographic teleconferencing system for a new planned city. He checks into the Hyatt and heads out the next day for his meetings. Much to Alan's dismay, he discovers that the ci ... (more)
Release date: 28 April 2016
Tags: Drama (4), 2016 (4), Comedy (2), Romance (2), Healing (1), 旅行 (1), Crisis (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), 2010s (1), Middle Age (1), Box Office Flop (1), 00's (1), Connections (1), SnP (1), Cross-Cultural (1), Hospitality (1), Transitions (1), HQ (1), Anxiety (1), Imagination (1)
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" DVD- 1hr. 38min. First Viewing A Hologram for the King is amiable enough, with several funny moments and a typically strong performance from Tom Hanks, but offers little else. Too slight and twee to really engage with many of the themes that it proposes, the film merely coasts on the lead's charms and fish-out-of-water humor. It works occasionally, but could've been much more. "


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"A meandering, dull film, that feels like a non-event, that glosses over the legitimately interesting elements of the film, and ends too abruptly. Tom Hanks can only go so far to save a film. 5.4/10"


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An average movie

“This movie didn't make much waves when it was released since I have always had a weak spot for Tom Tykwer's work, I was still eager to check it out. Futhermore, after 'Cloud Atlas', Tykwer was working again with Tom Hanks and I thought it was pretty neat to Hanks involving in some smaller project like this one for once. Well, eventually, to be honest, it wasn't really good, I'm afraid. Basically, the whole set-up was about an American businessman pretty much wasting his time (and ours) in Saudi Arabia looking for the King himself so he can do his sales pitch and, even though it was supposed to be really funny, I guess, it wasn't really interesting or entertaining after all. Furthermore, in the 3rd act, out of nowhere, the whole thing became somehow some kind of far-fetched romantic-comedy ” read more

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iFatimah posted a review 4 years, 8 months ago

“The movie budget is 30 MILLION DOLLARS but they can't get a REAL arab stylist!!!? the cloths are ridiculous! and the arabic dialogue may sound okay in the ear of non-arabs but it's not. Arabic accents tend to have a distinctive differences in both phoneme and vocabulary.

Beside... "Zahra" couldn't pronounce the letter [ح] correctly. which is the hallmark of arabian speaker.” read more

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