"Duplicity" is so heavily back-loaded that it demands the audience take a leap of faith that all narrative debts will be paid off in a third act finale. No such luck.
I notice that it's Gilroy's style to backload his films. This isn't a complaint, just an observation. Michael Clayton, which I loved, also didn't fully get into gear until the second half and it took the entire movie to really figure out what the film was doing. The director just likes having that gradual build up, waiting to play his cards. Not a style for everyone.
Mar 17 - 04:00 PM