A Hologram for the King


Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 70% · 150 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 54% · 10K ratings
IMDb Rating 6.1/10 10 47572 47.6K


Top cast

Tom Hanks as Alan
Ben Whishaw as Dave
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721.19 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
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1.49 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by DKosty123 5 / 10

Loction Shots are the Best Feature

Sometimes, even Tom Hanks can not save a movie. This is one of those times. It's not his fault. If only the script matched up to the location shooting, this would be a great picture. Unfortunately, that is where this film falls woefully short.

The story is about a presentation of a hologram product by a Boston company to the king of Saudi Arabia. It is really strangely void of any plot or drama until the latter part of the film where a romance between Hanks and a Saudi woman doctor is kind of thrown in to put some movement into the film.

There are some hints of information about cultural differences that exist in Saudi Arabia, but those references are few and not enough. It made me ask why they could not have made the script better by finding more of these. A Tom Hanks fan who watched the movie with me said "Yes, even Tom Hanks can make boring films." In this case, that sums this movie up accurately.

Reviewed by cosmo_tiger 6 / 10

This isn't bad but the caliber of Hanks really adds depth and emotion to this character and makes the movie worth seeing

"I think we should expect the unexpected." Alan (Hanks) is a businessman who is struggling and who's life is falling apart. He is sent to Saudi Arabia in order to convince the king to use his company's technology. When he gets there it is not at all what he expected, and in the middle of the desert Alan begins to really discover who he is. This is a movie that isn't bad but really comes down to the fact that Tom Hanks is such a great actor that he carries the movie on his own. By that I mean that this movie isn't all that exciting and may not have been made if not for Hanks. He can turn a barely watchable movie into something much better than it should be just by his skills alone. Essentially his character spends his time waking up late and riding in a taxi only to be told that the king isn't here today. Over and over. The caliber of Hanks really adds depth and emotion to this character and makes the movie worth seeing. Very few actors can do that. Overall, an OK movie at best but Hanks makes this watchable and he is the real reason to watch this. I give it a B-.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10

Tom Hanks lightness and some darkness

Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) flies to Saudi Arabia to nail down a deal to sell an IT teleconferencing system. His supervisor considers him a weak salesman getting the job only for a chance meeting with the king's nephew. He hires a driver named Yousef. He goes to the King's Metropolis of Economy which is a few buildings in the desert. The King is planning a 1.5 million people development by 2025. Alan is facing problems at home and at work. He's got a lump growing on his back. His loving daughter Kit was forced to leave college for financial reasons. His father (Tom Skerritt) is still angry at him for offshoring the jobs at the bicycle factory. The King is nowhere to be found and Alan keeps trying to put the best spin on the situation. He spends time with Hanne and gets treatment from Dr. Zahra.

Tom Hanks has a tendency towards light comedy especially with that driver and some of those pratfalls. The odd thing is that this story may work better as a sad and darker character study. His life is a mess and Saudi Arabia has some real darkness. The movie keeps trying to be a light quirky fish-out-of-water but that darkness keeps creeping in. It makes for an odd mix tonally. In the end, Hanks' innate humanity keeps the ship upright if not always sailing on course.

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