mardi 3 mai 2016

A Hologram for the King — A simple, touching, thoughtful and beautiful movie — 9*/10

  • Story: It's difficult to pin down this movie. It doesn't take the usual turns and keep its focus strictly on the main character. You're on the journey with him, but not to the point where you're part of him, just outside, which makes the discoveries very interesting. If I'd have to try to say what it's all about, I'd say it's about going over the hump of a very quiet midlife crisis. You'll laugh, you'll be touched and you'll even get slightly introspective.
  • Setting: Beautiful, even gorgeous at times.
  • Style: Unassuming. The beauty of the piece takes a little while to discover.
  • Pacing: Unusual, but not disconcerting, just don't expect things to move at their usual pace.
  • Ending: Great, almost perfect and it concluded more quickly than I'd thought. Everything comes together quite beautifully in a somewhat realistic if slightly magical way.
  • Dialogs: Slick and attaching, sometimes funny.
  • Characters: Nice depth to each of them.
  • Acting: Solid. Right on the dot.
  • Known actors: Tom Hanks and Sarita Choudhury.
  • Cameos: Tom Skerritt.
  • Visuals: Beautiful.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Entertainment value: Excellent.
  • Who is it for? Everyone should try it and unless you need heavy action, you'll like it.