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Duplicity Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
I'm sure if I saw it a second time, I'd find the little hints Gilroy plants throughout particularly delicious. But why bother? It didn't exactly grab me by the neck the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
March 19, 2009
The movie comes alive almost exclusively in the flashbacks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
March 20, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
March 16, 2009
Duplicity is a double agent, a rollicking romantic comedy too deep undercover as a proudly convoluted caper film.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
March 17, 2009
Given the film's potential for glamour, sex and suspense, there's no reason for it to be such a drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 19, 2009
Duplicity is betrayed by a surfeit of intricacy. Its ironic complexities tease the brain without pleasing the heart.
Paul Chambers
August 21, 2009
You gotta be flawless to tell a story out of sequence. This ain't no Memento. God, Julia is getting old.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Fernando F. Croce
August 25, 2009
The results are mistimed and misshapen, like Lubitsch after a vasectomy
Clay Cane
June 10, 2009
Duplicity is like sitting in a two-hour lecture from a college professor who reads straight from the text and never makes eye contact. Do you know there is an audience here?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Tony Macklin
March 26, 2009
Duplicity is a lazy movie about corporate espionage. It's lazy because its director/writer Tony Gilroy relies on easy gimmicks and lame conventions to tell his tale. [He] uses techniques that might enliven home movies; they deaden a theatrical one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 19, 2009
Has a terrific cast, stylish cinematography and some intrigue, but the suspense and sizzle wane as the intricate plot gradually thickens.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.75/10
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Christopher Orr
The New Republic
March 20, 2009
Like the carnal encounter with which it opens, it's a film that goes through the motions, and while those motions are frequently pleasurable, we, like Owen, are ultimately left disappointed.
Nick Schager
March 20, 2009
A rather pedestrian, hollow cat-and-mouse contest.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
March 20, 2009
I can't believe I'm writing this in a dumbed down age at the movies but Duplicity is a film that's too smart for its own good.
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
March 20, 2009
The "trust nobody" shtick wears old pretty quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kam Williams
March 21, 2009
A disappointing exercise in achingly-familiar irritainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Victoria Alexander
March 17, 2009
They took the lousy Soderbergh/Clooney template for Ocean's Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen and intentionally made this stinker.
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Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)
March 20, 2009
Essentially formulaic fare. Although Julia Roberts is quite good, the love scenes look exactly like what they are: famous people pretending.
Jeff Otto
March 19, 2009
The term 'thriller' might be overstating things a bit, although the slow motion battle between Wilkinson and Giamatti will live on in my memory for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
March 20, 2009
The script has so many twists and double-crosses, flashbacks and re-interpretations of events that frankly I just gave up, and followed the action. Which wasn't quite enough to hold me. A pity.
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