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The Hoax Reviews

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August 3, 2007
Looks good without ever really catching fire.
August 3, 2007
An amusingly tense saga of literary con-artistry.
August 3, 2007
A fun and zesty frolic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2007
An elegant, entertaining parable of the emperor's new clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 3, 2007
Like Irving's book, it doesn't hold up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 3, 2007
Meticulously evoked atmosphere adds to the experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2007
A two-dimensional landscape.
August 3, 2007
Gere's best film in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 3, 2007
Richard Gere is repellently smug.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 3, 2007
A true story about a fake biography, Lasse Hallström's film is a spry escapade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2007
Ultimately, these smart, zeitgeisty riffs are just as implausible as the idea of an authorised Howard Hughes autobiography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
August 3, 2007
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 | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2007
An enjoyable drama with a sharp script and strong performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2007
A tremendous shaggy dog story that bounds capably between comedy and tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 21, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 5, 2007
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 | Original Score: 4/5
June 25, 2007
Gere defies expectations as Irving, completely becoming the 1970s-era New York Jewish dude, bad hair and all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 7, 2007
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 | Original Score: B+
May 5, 2007
The film seemed pedestrian, flat, diffuse and, if I may say, as phony as most Hollywood mainstream films.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 4, 2007
... a serious and amusing black farce that does without obvious heroes or villains ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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