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NOW SHOWING IN NEWBURGH
A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING
Rated R for some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use
Directed by Tom Tykwer | In English
97 min | Drama | 2016
APRIL 29May 5
FRI 5:30, 8:00 pm
SAT 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 pm
SUN 3:00, 5:30 pm
MON No Showing
TUE 7:30 pm
WED 7:30 pm
THU 2:00, 7:30 pm
Purchase tickets at our box office or online here with your credit card or a gift card.
ABOUT THE FILM
Cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury).
Few actors can match Hanks' ability to play seemingly ordinary men thrust into extraordinary circumstances....For 30 years, Hanks has been delivering the goods, and he shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, and how grateful we are for that.
A Hologram for the King opens with a new greatest hits moment in Tom Hanks acting history. Set to "Once in a Lifetime" by the Talking Heads, he's shown as a business man whose life has become a joke. As he talk-sings the opening lyrics...the film mixes images of his house, car and wife going up in purple smoke with a close-up of him riding a roller coaster, looking blankly at the camera. Hanks' filmography is full of numerous mainstream performances, but this off-beat one takes viewers back to watching him meander around Steven Spielberg's The Terminal, or stuck at a crossroads in Robert Zemeckis' Cast Away. As Tom Tykwer's adaptation of David Eggers' novel proves, it's entertainment just to stare back at Hanks.
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