The Hoax (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hoax (2007)



Critic Consensus: The Hoax is an enormously appealing film, thanks to the uniformly excellent performances and Lasse Hallström's zippy direction.

Movie Info

The writer Clifford Irving nearly pulled off one of the most audacious media scams in history when his "autobiography" of Howard Hughes was published. Irving claimed the book was based on in-person interviews with the reclusive billionaire, but they were, in fact, completely bogus.more
Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Clifford Irving, William Wheeler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 16, 2007
Box Office: $7.1M
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Richard Gere
as Clifford Irving
Alfred Molina
as Richard Suskind
Julie Delpy
as Nina Van Pallandt
Hope Davis
as Andrea Tate
eljko Ivanek
as Ralph Graves
Eli Wallach
as Noah Dietrich
John Carter
as Harold McGraw
Christopher Evan Wel...
as Albert Vanderkamp
Peter McRobbie
as George Gordon Holmes
David Aaron Baker
as Brad Silber
Stanley Tucci
as Shelton Fisher
Michael J. Burg
as Truman Capote
Milton Buras
as Howard Hughes
Don Picard
as Careful Man No. 2
Tim Gallin
as Careful Man No. 3
Stuart Margolin
as Martin Ackerman
Ted Neustadt
as D.A. Newman
James Biberi
as McGraw-Hill Security
John Rothman
as Puffy Man
Jeremiah Wiggins
as Accountant
John Bedford Lloyd
as Frank McCullough
Susan Misner
as Feral Girl No. 1
Michael Barkann
as NBC Reporter No. 1
Ian O'Malley
as NBC Reporter No. 2
Antonie Knoppers
as Frederick Van Pallan...
Jonathan Freeman
as Thick Voice
Marceline Hugot
as Talia Merton
Raul Julia Jr.
as Bike Messenger
Myk Watford
as Sergeant Daniels
Carlton Wilborn
as Bahamas Desk Clerk
Daniel Okrent
as Real Publisher No. 1
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Critic Reviews for The Hoax

All Critics (156) | Top Critics (39)

It's hard to get a fix on what Hallstrom had in mind.

Full Review… | December 4, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Highly entertaining.

Full Review… | September 1, 2007
USA Today
Top Critic

I've never been a fan of Richard Gere, but he gives the performance of his career as Clifford Irving.

Full Review… | August 22, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

The Hoax is the real thing. It's a breezy, engaging caper. It's like a heist film of the 1970s, but the pilferers are literary men not bank robbers.

Full Review… | February 2, 2009
Fayetteville Free Weekly

Que Irving queira se sentir importante, é compreensível; que sua suposta cinebiografia compartilhe da fraude, nem tanto.

Full Review… | January 16, 2008
Cinema em Cena

An amazing story filled with twists, turns, intrigue, betrayals, hallucinations and close calls.

Full Review… | January 16, 2008
Laramie Movie Scope

Audience Reviews for The Hoax


enjoyable perfomance by Gere

Bob Stinson

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Richard C

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"Never let the truth get in the way of a good story"

Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

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