Movie Review: A Hologram For The King (M18)
What is it about Tom Hanks that makes him so pleasant to watch?
Even in a movie that has neither climax nor tension, the veteran Hollywood actor makes it very easy to stay on for the entire ride.
Hanks plays Alan Clay, a divorced American sent to Saudi Arabia to sell a teleconference device to the king.
He continues to be dealt with setbacks but finds himself making new friends.
Despite not having much of a story to tell or anything to look forward to, the dramedy doesn't feel like a drag.
It sails smoothly from start to finish and feels like a pleasant adventure, even if it is not particularly memorable.