The Hoax (2006)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.




  • Richard Gere and Julie Delpy in The Hoax (2006)
  • Carey Lowell at an event for The Hoax (2006)
  • Amber Tamblyn at an event for The Hoax (2006)
  • Faith Salie at an event for The Hoax (2006)
  • Richard Gere and Alfred Molina at an event for The Hoax (2006)
  • Richard Gere and Carey Lowell at an event for The Hoax (2006)

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31 July 2007 | mikek-6
| Gripping film and difficult to find fault with
I really enjoyed this film from beginning to end and generally I'm difficult to please. I'm a little older than the average audience and so I knew this story really well having watched it unfold at the time. I also remember watching Orson Welles' masterpiece 'F for Fake', based around the same subject and anyone who's seen 'The Hoax' should watch 'F for Fake'. Richard Gere, and in fact, all the cast, were at their best and delivered a great script with all the tension and dynamics it needed. Gere and Molina worked very well together and I'd say it was probably Molina's best performance to date. Beautifully shot and cut, it was pacy but not too pacy like many current films. I liked the few library shots to help with creating a feeling for the period and of course, the music helped with that too. The story was told well, although if you weren't quite familiar with the outline of what happened, there could be some moments of doubt. However, knowing the story well made it all the more enjoyable.

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