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Director/Writer Michael Brandt does a nice job of building tension throughout the entire movie and gives old man Gere some action man chops.
| Original Score: B-
I may have seen some things coming in the story, but it was nonetheless interesting to watch things play out.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It is a flawed film, but one that accomplishes what it sets out to do: entertain, if in fits and starts, for an hour and a half.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The type of professionally assembled star programmer a big studio would once release wide to a decent return in an off-peak season.
| Original Score: 3/4
The title "The Double" doesn't refer to baseball, but it could. The thriller may not hit it out of the park, but it's a solid double.
Ineptly realized in everything but its chase scenes (which are, I'll admit, pretty good).
A sleek, taut spy-thriller with echoes of Day of the Jackal...One of those dark, even nihilistic-seeming thrillers where every turn seems to be a turn for the worse.
A throwback genre flick, complete with a throwback lead, that gives away its double cross early yet maintains enough mystery to keep viewers moderately intrigued.
'The Double' is a good return "to the classic spy thriller" of another time and another world that itself is making a comeback.
Let's hope Richard Gere never has to make another one this cheesy after his comeback in "Arbitrage."
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Gere phones in a cool, detached performance. Grace is sub-par as the whiz kid agent. And, the story, despite numerous plot twists, fails to entertain. Grade: C.
| Original Score: C
You have to admire Brandt and Haas for taking such a gamble, but unfortunately it doesn't quite pay off.
the ineffectiveness of the final half hour ultimately ensures that The Double ends on a disappointingly anticlimactic note.
| Original Score: 2/4
With nothing resembling a character worth rooting for, the fact that the plot of The Double just gets sillier and sillier makes it one of the most annoying films of the year.
| Original Score: 1.0/5.0
Brandt's thriller doesn't have much of a connection to the present, let alone reality.
Questionable motives and unbelievable decisions are relatively small potatoes compared with the Sputnik-size plotholes.
| Original Score: 1/4
The feature labors over details as though the C.I.A. is going to use this as a training tool for new recruits, taking a very silly, logic-leaping effort with the utmost seriousness.
| Original Score: D+
Like a stripper who gets naked too quickly, the lukewarm spy thriller "The Double" lays out its big plot twist early in the movie - and soon finds, shivering, that it has nowhere else to go.
When the story starts to fall apart you're left wondering if the film was worth all the money and effort that went into making it.
It's simply not very good.
| Original Score: 2/5