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5 out of 10 Excellent (and i despise Gere....)
Tom from Wicklow, 03 Mar 2008
It seems some dont know who H.Hughes was. Jeeze i am old, i remember this on tv & the newspapers! This is truly a great great film. Gere is truly excellent as is all the actors in this movie. Molina (his co actor) is absolutely priceless-- watch the 'prune story' in the movie :). This is again hollywood at its best, great story based on a compelling time in history. We were rivetted to this. It is funny, it is hide behind your couch at the going to be caught moments...get it you wont regret it.
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3.5 out of 10 Don't tell lies!
Ciaran from Dublin, 25 Jan 2008
Gere plays a washed up author who tells his publishers that he is now penning the autobiography of the world's most famous reclusive Billionaire - Howard Hughes. Clearly its a hoax but one lie follows the next and you can't help but get swept long awaiting the climax when the house of cards falls down. Gere plays it to his strengths and creates a character that, although being highly dishonest to himself and all around him, you do care for. Recommended.
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4 out of 10 brilliant
Barbara from Cork, 15 Mar 2008
This film was a really positive surprise. There's some excellent acting here, especially from Richard Gere. Don't forget to keep an eye on Alfred Molina as well, he delivers a great performance as usual. The plot was taut, there were no dull moments and it kept you on your toes to the end. Great story, great acting, great entertainment all around. Thumbs up!
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3 out of 10 Worth a look
Vicky from Dublin, 01 Sep 2008
This is one of the little gems that come along every now and then - didn't have a lot of publicity when it came out and unlikely many would have seen it when it was released, but tells an interesting (and allegedly!) true story that shows how gullible the press can be and how so many of us want our 15 minutes of fame!
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3 out of 10 It's good because its true
Anthony from Dublin, 14 Feb 2008
I enjoyed this film because it was a true story and I like Richard Gere. I never heard of the guy, Howard Hughes, that the book is supposed to be about and after watching this film I was interested to learn about this man and could understand why the book could become so popular.
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What's it about....
Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Inspired by true events in the life of Clifford Irving, the writer who nearly pulled off one of the most audacious media scams in history, when his "autobiography" of Howard Hughes was published. Richard Gere stars as Irving, who claimed the book was based on in-person interviews with the reclusive billionaire, which were in fact completely bogus.








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