The Devil's Double Reviews

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
February 28, 2013
The Devil's Double is a fantastic film that features a central performance so compelling, you'd be foolish to look away even for a second.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 14, 2013
Dominic Cooper is bloody brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 21, 2011
Some of the cruelty in the film is hard to stomach, but frighteningly believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 7, 2011
Probably only a three-and-a-half star movie, but it's pushed into four-star territory thanks to the performances of Dominic Cooper.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
August 25, 2011
"The film is lurid and exploitative (and how!), which enthralls for a while while Cooper's dual performance as the crazed Uday and smoldering Latif is certainly laudable."
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 18, 2011
Cooper's dual performance is near-brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 17, 2011
It is a ghastly, riveting, dazzling piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip French
Observer [UK]
August 15, 2011
While the film is fairly entertaining, it has nothing new to say about Iraq and little that is original about doppelgangers.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 12, 2011
A genuine curiosity.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
August 12, 2011
Cooper gives a great performance, or rather two great performances, although it's really only Uday's depravity that keeps you glued to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
August 12, 2011
A better film would undoubtedly have been a quieter, more reflective one, less tempted by Grand Guignol. But it is very watchable...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
August 12, 2011
Dominic Cooper gives two blindingly good performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
August 12, 2011
A solid gangster movie, but its style outweighs its substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 12, 2011
It's worth seeing for Cooper's performances, but only just.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
August 11, 2011
Lurching from breathless melodrama to Bond-like adventure it is never convincing but it is also never dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
August 11, 2011
The devilish nature of Latif's predicament continually intrigues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
August 11, 2011
See it for Dominic Cooper's performance, avoid it for the messy structure and refusal to properly get under the skin of either its mad, bad and dangerous villain or straight-laced hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
August 11, 2011
This isn't exactly a complex study of Iraqi history, but director Lee Tamahori punches it across, and the Stalinesque use of doubles in Iraq is interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
August 11, 2011
The hero of "The Devil's Double" may get upstaged by the villain, but that's not exactly bad news for star Dominic Cooper, since he plays both parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
November 18, 2011
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
November 18, 2011
John Hazelton
Screen International
November 18, 2011
Frank Wilkins
Frank's Reel Reviews
November 18, 2011
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 17, 2011
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Los Angeles Times
November 17, 2011
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
October 29, 2011
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New York Times
October 28, 2011
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Alexis Loinaz
Chicago Tribune
October 28, 2011
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
October 26, 2011
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Robert Koehler
Variety
October 21, 2011
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
October 21, 2011
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 9, 2011
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