A Hologram for the King

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date: April 22, 2016 (limited) - April 22, 2016 - select cities
DVD: August 9, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 2.94
based on 36 votes and 12 reviews
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Cast: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Whishaw, Tom Skerritt


American businessman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) was once a hot shot salesman but is now down on his luck. A divorced father who is facing bankruptcy, he persuades the company he works for to let him pitch a 3D holographic meeting system to the King of Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, Alan is working on commission so if he doesn't make the sale, he doesn't earn money, which puts him in a stressful state of mind.

Alan travels to Saudi Arabia, where he realizes he needs to learn how to do business in a new way. He's given a royal runaround and worries that he will never secure the deal. When he has an anxiety attack, a Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury) tends to him and he finds himself wanting more than a professional relationship with her, but his taxi driver (Alexander Black) advises against it.

Director: Tom Tykwer
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Uwe Schott, Gary Goetzman, Stefan Arndt, Arcadiy Golubovich, Tim O'Hair
Screenplay: Tom Tykwer
Official Site: ahologramforthekingfilm.com

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  • 3 stars "Reminded me of TRON:LEGACY."
  • 4 stars "entertaining odd ending certainly not Hanks best but interesting movie"
  • 1 star "Awful movie. I was surprised Tom Hanks did such a movie..."