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The Hoax (2007)

The Hoax

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

April 06, 2007 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

Miramax Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Lasse Hallstrom

Producer

Betsy Beers, Leslie Holleran, Joshua D. Maurer, Mark Gordon, Bob Yari

Screenwriter

William Wheeler

Starring

Story


The film is based on Irving's published account of his misdeed, for which he was given a 2½-year jail sentence in 1972. Richard Gere plays Clifford Irving, the man who wrote and sold a bogus biography of Howard Hughes to McGraw-Hill.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..lacking the pure joy of Catch Me if You Can and the moral heft of Shattered Glass..”
by Eugene Novikov [Film Blather]
“..isn't a fraud but it's not the real deal, either..”
by James Berardinelli [Reel Views]
“..for Hallstrom, this is a move in the right direction after the unhappy trio of "The Shipping News," "An Unfinished Life" and "Casanova,"..”
by Deborah Young [Variety]