Duplicity Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
You simply haven't had this much fun at the multiplex in a long, long time.
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2014
Tony Gilroy's directorial follow up to the phenomenal Michael Clayton is an impressive addition to his short but impressive filmography.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 13, 2011
Julia Roberts and Clive Owen are reunited for the first time since Closer, and they're a messed up couple again. But this time they're secret agents, which is cooler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
When it comes to sorting out where we stand with someone, we're all spies. Tony Gilroy realizes that romance done right involves invigorating risk, and "Duplicity" offers a bracing, beguiling shell game of behavior to complement the light shenanigans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
Duplicity features the sort of story screenwriters dream of crafting in order to show off their aptitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 22, 2009
The film's greatest pleasure is in the snappy dialogue Gilroy crafts for the capable duo of Roberts and Owen... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 14, 2009
It's not unfair to say that Duplicity is Michael Clayton on laughing gas. What's remarkable is that both movies pretty much work.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Anders Wotzke
August 2, 2009
A stylish, engaging and complex thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Drew McWeeny
August 1, 2009
[Tony] Gilroy may have taken his time honing his voice as a filmmaker, but there's little doubt that he's got it down to a science at this point.
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
May 15, 2009
... Plays like a more sophisticated Ocean's Eleven, the extra heft coming from its corporate setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Lybarger
May 1, 2009
'Duplicity' is a cleverly charming and sophisticated film about treacherous people.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 1, 2009
It won't receive the critical ballyhoo of his previous film, but where Gilroy's 'Michael Clayton' lacked imagination and surprise, 'Duplicity' is a fun, witty romp.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
April 30, 2009
When it comes to spy thrillers, Tony Gilroy knows the game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
April 23, 2009
It's good to see an espionage thriller that avoids the clichés of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
April 8, 2009
Gilroy handles it expertly and maintains a light, jaunty tone.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Bloomer
Paste Magazine
April 7, 2009
Adopts old Hollywood mechanics %u2014- showy marquee stars, swift-witted dialogue, character-dominated plot %u2014- and relies on an audience willing to be tricked, surprised and challenged.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 7, 2009
A perfectly-crafted espionage thriller married to the best throwback rom-com in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
April 3, 2009
Much of the fun is all about what's 'in play'--acting--from the spy and lover roles these characters may or may not be playing and which sides (personal, professional) they're playing for or against, to our assumptions about these stars' personas.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 3, 2009
While the movie is modestly entertaining and tries to take full advantage of the promising coupling of Julia Roberts and Clive Owen, it never quite seals the deal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Julian Roman
April 2, 2009
Do we even care about these characters enough to worry about their machinations?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
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