The Hoax Synopsis
Clifford Irving writes and sells a bogus biography of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes.
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The Hoax

By edmon
This movie was a pleasant surprise in a sea of uninspiring spring films. Richard Gere and Albert Molina did a great job of portraying two reckless writers. I would endorse this film and recommend...


By numberonemoviegoers
Movie had you thinking all the way, with just enough of a twist that made you think this was fiction and not a true story. Was enjoyable to watch....

The Hoax

By filmlover45
This was a very entertaining movie. Richard Gere was terrific in his role, as was Alfred Molina. There were many unexpected comic moments that lightened the material. I highly recommend The Hoax....

The Hoax

By amicheline
Excellent acting by Richard Gere, the suspence and the going in and out of reality really keeps you on the edge of your seat. I found the movie very entertaining....

It was good for Sunday Night

By Lyat0298
The actor play good, some bad sceen but overall I recommend to see....

so much better than I thought

By lizbern
What a great film -- tight, suspenseful, and terrific acting....

Hoax homerun

By cinemaista
Excellent story-telling. Kept me interested throughout. Great pace, and weaving back and forth in time. Gere is superb in the part!...

A Cut Above the Din of Usual Hollywood Fare

By mcdonald928
This movie has a fascinating historical basis, but above all it is a movie about 'lies, and the lying liars who tell them' (to borrow a phrase from Al Franken). Richard Gere gives a great performance...

The Hoax

By balconysmalcony
A solid film from beginning to end. Richard Gere becomes Howard Hughes....

Pretty good!

By noonespecial
I had very low expectations going into the movie. But found myself at attention throughout. Gere did a phenomonal job and the script was well written...

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Rated R | For language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Amoral con artist's true tale will pull adults in.
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