3.5

A Hologram for the King

Drama Comedy


 

An American business man ventures to Saudi Arabia to pitch and sell video conferencing software to the King.

"A Hologram for a King" provides an amusing and insightful journey into the unfamiliar lands of Saudi Arabia. While it could be confused as a glowing tourism endorsement for the country, the peculiar narrative and dependable characters are worthy entertainment. Cultural differences are embraced with wry humour, and glorious desert spans and pointed architecture make memorable set decoration. The final close is a little unusual and somewhat out of kilter with the rest of the story, but it doesn't matter - it's still a likeable presentation.

Anthony Macali

MIFF 16
Walt Disney Pictures 98 mins