A Hologram for the King

Lists: Comedy, Adventure, Film Quest 2016

Brief Synopsis: "Alan Clay, a struggling American businessman, travels to Saudi Arabia to sell a new technology to the King, only to be challenged by endless Middle Eastern bureaucracy, a perpetually absent monarch, and a suspicious growth on his back."

Overall Ranking: 2433 (Rank from 2015: # 151)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 50%
Stale 25%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Bryan Lienesch81 - The supporting cast is so charming and genuine they feel right up there with Hanks.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 6
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 5
Rob from GuysFilmQuest55(full review)
Stewart Hoffman52(full review)
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis30(full review)

People Involved

  • Tom Hanks (Alan Clay)
  • Alexander Black (Yousef)
  • Sarita Choudhury ()
  • Sidse Babett Knudsen (Hanne)
  • Ben Whishaw (Dave)
  • Tom Skerritt (Ron)
  • Omar Elba ()
  • Tracey Fairaway ()
  • David Menkin ()
  • (Director)