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A Hologram for the King (2016)

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A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company's product to a wealthy monarch.

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A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company's product to a wealthy monarch.

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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28 April 2016 (Germany)  »

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Esperando al rey  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,138,605 (USA) (22 April 2016)

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$4,198,126 (USA) (24 June 2016)
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First collaboration of Tom Hanks and Sidse Babett Knusen. Being "Inferno" the 2nd one. See more »

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The passport stamp shows 09-25-2010 as entry date, however the visa on the next page has an issuance date of 07/09/2014, so 4 years later. Also, the stamp doesn't have the right design. See more »

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References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

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Written, Composed & Performed by Jayney Klimek and Andreas Schwarz Ruszczynski (as Andreas Schwarz-Ruszczynski)
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Meh
7 May 2016 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I read a review of this film that said something like "Tom Hanks at his best...", and all I thought was, "Did we see the same film?". Because after watching this, my first thought was, "Why did Tom Hanks want to do this? Anyone could have played that role. It's not a star vehicle and it's just not all that interesting."

I understand that this film was adapted from a novel. Now that I've seen this, I imagine the book must have been pretty interesting, but this just doesn't work for me as a film. It actually reminded me of the TV movies that were popular on network TV in the 70s and 80s. As a feature, I found it... slow. Meandering. Ultimately pointless.


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