Double Take Reviews

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Kate Muir
Times [UK]
April 2, 2010
A mash-up of the Master of Suspense and newsreel from the Cold War, playing on Hitchcock's obsession with doppelgängers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2010
A documentary that practically defies description, Grimonprez's film is playful, provocative and very, very watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
April 1, 2010
Its laboured contention that the cold war era was an age of unique and privileged anxiety seems dubious. (Every age in its different but equal way is an age of anxiety.)
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
April 1, 2010
This says less about media-generated paranoia (both then and now) than it does about Hitchcock's teasing attitude to his work and how badly American cinema currently needs somebody of his genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Buckle
The Skinny
April 1, 2010
A dizzying mosaic of historical footage, vintage advertisements, contemporary interviews and a fiction strand adapted from Jorge Luis Borges combine and proffer multiple delights.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 31, 2010
Double Take is an ingeniously constructed film that's ultimately something of a mixed bag -- it's worth seeing for the vintage clips and the sinister coffee commercials, but the other elements never really come together in a satisfying way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
March 30, 2010
Deploying a dizzying bombardment of archival materials, Grimonprez concocts a Borgesian reflection on the recurring place of fear in twentieth-century history (and beyond), with Hitchcock as the duplicitous host.
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
January 1, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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