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A Hologram for the King Reviews

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Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 26, 2016
What Eggers took chapters to establish, Tykwer manages to subliminally install.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
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
Sean Axmaker
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.
Richard James Havis
South China Morning Post
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
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
Todd Jorgenson
August 5, 2016
... modest in its plotting but wise in its message.
David Stratton
The Australian
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]
Eduardo Molina
July 11, 2016
Hanks performance as a tortured and tridimensional character makes this film worthwhile. [Full review in Spanish]
Jordi Costa
El Pais (Spain)
June 30, 2016
An unusual film from Tikwer that becomes an engaging character piece. [Full review in Spanish]
Chus Pérez Girón
Blog de cine
June 30, 2016
It's Hank's performance that saves this uneven film and keeps it afloat. [Full review in Spanish]
Mikel Zorrilla
Blog de cine
June 29, 2016
An uneven but enjoyable film. [Full review in Spanish]
Erick Estrada
June 16, 2016
A well executed work life thriller with a dash of culture shock comedy. [Full review in Spanish]
June 13, 2016
A personal, intimate, simple (yet complex) and endearing film. [Full review in Spanish]
Fernando Moreno
Ibero 90.9
June 13, 2016
A strange gem of a film that takes Tykwer and Hanks out of their comfort zones. [Full review in Spanish]
Fernanda Solórzano
Letras Libres
June 13, 2016
Tom Tykwer steps out of his comfort zone and explores new narrative styles. [Full review in Spanish]
Alejandro Murillo
Cine Premiere
June 9, 2016
Tom Tykwer's frenetic style is toned down thanks to Tom Hank's charisma in this comedy. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lucero Solórzano
June 9, 2016
A pleasant experience thanks to Tom Hank's experience with these type of characters. [Full review in Spanish]
Uriel Barco
June 9, 2016
A simple premise, with a direct plot and a fair running time to tell a good story. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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