The Hoax
The Hoax (2007)

The writer Clifford Irving nearly pulled off one of the most audacious media scams in history when his "autobiography" of Howard Hughes was published. Irving claimed the book was based on in-person interviews with the reclusive… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 16, 2007
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
85%
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User Score
57%



Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Hoax is an enormously appealing film, thanks to the uniformly excellent performances and Lasse Hallström's zippy direction.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

It's hard to get a fix on what Hallstrom had in mind.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Ultimately, these smart, zeitgeisty riffs are just as implausible as the idea of an authorised Howard Hughes autobiography.

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Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

The Hoax is the real thing. It's a breezy, engaging caper. It's like a heist film of the 1970s, but the pilferers are literary men not bank robbers.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Highly entertaining.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

... a serious and amusing black farce that does without obvious heroes or villains ...

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Que Irving queira se sentir importante, é compreensível; que sua suposta cinebiografia compartilhe da fraude, nem tanto.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

I've never been a fan of Richard Gere, but he gives the performance of his career as Clifford Irving.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Gere persuasively portrays a guy whose confidence blossoms as he makes the discovery that as his lies grow so does the ease with which he tells them.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

An amazing story filled with twists, turns, intrigue, betrayals, hallucinations and close calls.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
enjoyable perfomance by Gere
Arash Xak
"Never let the truth get in the way of a good story"
Anthony Lawrie
The Hoax was a very pleasant surprise. It's a fantastic story, made better by the fact it's a true one. Richard Gere and Alfred Molina work really… More
paul sandberg
an intertaining film with some masterful directing touches by Lasse, but in the end I couldn't get over the David Suskind charactor - just too hyped up,… More
Richard C
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Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
Directed by Lasse Hallström, THE HOAX is a movie that stands out because of its clever, rich script and its classic look. The cast is fine (but could've… More

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