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


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The Hoax Reviews

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

Looks good without ever really catching fire.

Full Review Source: This is London

August 3, 2007
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

An amusingly tense saga of literary con-artistry.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

August 3, 2007
Neil Smith

A fun and zesty frolic.

Full Review Source: thelondonpaper | Original Score: 4/5

August 3, 2007
Peter Bradshaw

An elegant, entertaining parable of the emperor's new clothes.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

August 3, 2007
Anthony Quinn

Like Irving's book, it doesn't hold up.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

August 3, 2007
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

Meticulously evoked atmosphere adds to the experience.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

August 3, 2007
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

A two-dimensional landscape.

Full Review Source: Financial Times

August 3, 2007

Gere's best film in years.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 3, 2007
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Richard Gere is repellently smug.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

August 3, 2007
Tom Charity
Total Film

A true story about a fake biography, Lasse Hallström's film is a spry escapade.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

August 3, 2007
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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Ultimately, these smart, zeitgeisty riffs are just as implausible as the idea of an authorised Howard Hughes autobiography.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/6

August 3, 2007
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine

Gere proves that there's more to his range than ageing romantic leads in a multi-layered tale of public fraud and self-deception.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

August 3, 2007
Matthew Turner

An enjoyable drama with a sharp script and strong performances.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

August 2, 2007
Matt McNally

A tremendous shaggy dog story that bounds capably between comedy and tragedy.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 31, 2007
Kevin Williamson
Jam! Movies

Some performances are so good, you forget they're faking it. Case in point: Richard Gere's electrifying, career-best turn in The Hoax as famed huckster Clifford Irving.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 21, 2007
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

With a playful mixture of facts and implications, this gripping and extremely well-made film traces a true story with energy and wit.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2007
Scott Collura
IGN Movies

Gere defies expectations as Irving, completely becoming the 1970s-era New York Jewish dude, bad hair and all.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 25, 2007
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

THE HOAX is an enjoyable romp that features one of Richard Gere's best screen performances. Not everything on screen may be true -- but then look at the title. Maybe this is really a case of truth in advertising.

Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

May 7, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film seemed pedestrian, flat, diffuse and, if I may say, as phony as most Hollywood mainstream films.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

May 5, 2007
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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... a serious and amusing black farce that does without obvious heroes or villains ...

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 4, 2007
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