• The Hoax
    2 minutes 28 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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The Hoax Reviews

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Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

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 Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly | Original Score: 3.0/5

February 2, 2009
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 3/5

January 16, 2008
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

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

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B+

January 16, 2008
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

Despite good energy and a source with ample potential, the film is held back by trite ideas.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 5/10

January 14, 2008
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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It's hard to get a fix on what Hallstrom had in mind.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 4, 2007
Louis Proyect

Despite making Clifford Irving into a grubby suburbanite rather than the mischievous Abby Hoffman figure he really was, the film is generally entertaining a good introduction to the greatest literary hoax of all time.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

December 4, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...breezy, light-hearted...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 23, 2007
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

Very enjoyable.

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review

November 3, 2007
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

At times the film becomes more about Richard Gere and his Oscar grab than about the story... But the bait-and-switch moments as Irving plays the media are the highlights.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

October 25, 2007
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Amoral con artist's true tale will pull adults in.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

October 22, 2007
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

A thoroughly enjoyable ride.

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

October 18, 2007
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Amazing though the story is, it would be nothing without Gere's slippery, insinuating -- if not precisely likable -- performance as Irving.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

October 16, 2007
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Both an enjoyable call-back to the early '70s and a well-acted film that gives Richard Gere a chance to fully exhibit his acting skills.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 80/100

October 16, 2007
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

The film is an exciting tale of deception and fast-paced thinking, the perfect therapy for all the growing core of cynics who are at a breaking point where maybe they don't feel they can even trust "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition".

Full Review Source: Movie Views

October 15, 2007
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The publishers believed him because the idea was so implausible. It had to be the truth.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

October 9, 2007
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Highly entertaining.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 1, 2007
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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I've never been a fan of Richard Gere, but he gives the performance of his career as Clifford Irving.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

August 22, 2007
Philip French
Observer [UK]

As superbly played by Gere, Irving is a weak, desperate man, a cheesy charmer in search of his share of the American dream with a psychopathic disregard for the consequences of his actions.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

August 11, 2007
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

A grown-up, conceptually ambitious movie.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: B-

August 4, 2007
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror [UK]

Enjoyably tall tale with Gere terrific as the outrageous hoaxer.

Full Review Source: Sunday Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

August 3, 2007
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