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A Hologram for the King Reviews

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September 19, 2017
It sails smoothly from start to finish and feels like a pleasant adventure, even if it is not particularly memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 21, 2017
At about an hour in, A Hologram for the King pivots in a wonderful direction; what develops from that point on is worth the wait.
June 20, 2017
In the pensive and nimble A Hologram for the King, Tom Hanks isn't waiting for Godot. But he might as well be.
February 23, 2017
A film that takes the unusual metaphor of contemporary man as living hologram until unexpected limit consequences. [Full review in Spanish]
January 9, 2017
A Hologram for the King features Tykwer's known style of repetition and alternative music choices, and is a sad misfire.
January 3, 2017
It has a certain amount of charm, mostly thanks to the cast, but ultimately A Hologram for the King is a little underwhelming.
January 2, 2017
Strand Hanks on a desert island, a pirate ship or in a well-intentioned film without much focus and he'll still find a way of turning it around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2017
Hologram tries your patience a bit, but its leading man carries it, like he always bloody does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 31, 2016
Frequently, Hologram plays like a good Mad Men episode, with Don Draper feeling his age and swallowing his moral corrosion in the name of a job and his family.
December 12, 2016
Black and Choudhury give fine performances, too, though they lack the dimension of their co-star. But it is Hanks, whose portrayal of Alan is suffused with sublime humor, sadness and compassion, who will earn this spare movie its praise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 31, 2016
The movie, an adaptation of Dave Eggers' 2012 novel of the same name, captures the mercenary basis of corporate culture and Tykwer's love for the visual information conveyed by architecture, but it narrows in scope quickly as romance takes hold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2016
What Eggers took chapters to establish, Tykwer manages to subliminally install.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
August 24, 2016
This certainly isn't the worst thing he has ever done. Not by a long shot. However, this faithful-ish adaptation of the novel by Dave Eggers is definitely one of Hanksy's more obscure offerings, that's for sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2016
You could call A Hologram for the King (2016) a mid-life crisis drama, which is true enough, but it is really a crisis of purpose and identity for an old-school middle-aged businessman trying to remain relevant in the modern world.
August 15, 2016
What starts off as an intriguing Kafkaesque story about a businessman waiting to meet a king in an unbuilt desert city in Saudi Arabia unexpectedly metamorphoses into a dull romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 11, 2016
Tykwer is happy to let the journey of his main character speak movingly for itself; and in the process the veteran director brings forth a motion picture I'm going to happily treasure for a long time to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 10, 2016
A narrative exercise more complex than what the apparent simplicity of its history might suggest. [Full review in Portuguese.]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2016
... modest in its plotting but wise in its message.
July 29, 2016
You never know quite where it's going, and in an era of so much cinematic predictability that's a welcome attribute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 11, 2016
The problem with the film is that it never takes off and you're never really interested by what happens on screen.[Full review in Spanish]
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