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The Hoax Reviews

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February 2, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3.0/5
January 16, 2008
An amazing story filled with twists, turns, intrigue, betrayals, hallucinations and close calls.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 4, 2007
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.
November 23, 2007
...breezy, light-hearted...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 25, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2007
Amoral con artist's true tale will pull adults in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2007
A thoroughly enjoyable ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 16, 2007
Amazing though the story is, it would be nothing without Gere's slippery, insinuating -- if not precisely likable -- performance as Irving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 16, 2007
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.
Read More | Original Score: 80/100
October 15, 2007
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".
October 9, 2007
The publishers believed him because the idea was so implausible. It had to be the truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 1, 2007
Highly entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 22, 2007
I've never been a fan of Richard Gere, but he gives the performance of his career as Clifford Irving.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 11, 2007
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.
August 4, 2007
A grown-up, conceptually ambitious movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 3, 2007
Enjoyably tall tale with Gere terrific as the outrageous hoaxer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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