Reviews

  • Feb 22, 2021

    Izabella Miko it's all the reason I saw this film...

    Izabella Miko it's all the reason I saw this film...

  • Feb 13, 2020

    Pretty good. I got to say it is great seeing Val Kilmer starring in a movie, even better seeing the gorgeous Izabella Miko as well. I've heard some people compare this movie favorably and unfavorably with North/Northwest, the Hitchcock classic of a man mistaken for a spy. I've never seen it. But I got to say, this wasn't half bad. For the first hour, it's pretty convincing seeing how several criminals could mistake an American doctor working for Doctors Without Borders as a spy. But as the story went on and the complexity of the plot got deeper, it started to feel less fun and felt too contrived. Still, I enjoyed seeing Val Kilmer, working hard to do a movie right. Izabella Miko was also pretty good at playing the real spy working for the British government. They weren't exactly convincing as a couple but I still enjoyed watching them. Good for watching at least once.

    Pretty good. I got to say it is great seeing Val Kilmer starring in a movie, even better seeing the gorgeous Izabella Miko as well. I've heard some people compare this movie favorably and unfavorably with North/Northwest, the Hitchcock classic of a man mistaken for a spy. I've never seen it. But I got to say, this wasn't half bad. For the first hour, it's pretty convincing seeing how several criminals could mistake an American doctor working for Doctors Without Borders as a spy. But as the story went on and the complexity of the plot got deeper, it started to feel less fun and felt too contrived. Still, I enjoyed seeing Val Kilmer, working hard to do a movie right. Izabella Miko was also pretty good at playing the real spy working for the British government. They weren't exactly convincing as a couple but I still enjoyed watching them. Good for watching at least once.

  • May 17, 2013

    Double Identity (Dennis Dimster, 2009) Val Kilmer was once one of Hollywood's most bankable names, appearing in what seemed to be every blockbuster that came out of Hollywood in the late eighties and early nineties, from Top Gun to The Princess Bride to Tombstone and everything in between. But somewhere along the way, something happened, and Kilmer started taking roles that are, shall we say, a little less Hollywood and a little more, well, Moscow Zero and The Thaw and Double Identity. And I will admit, I defended the middle of those. Plot: Kilmer plays an American doctor who's part of a Doctors Without Borders-style organization, going wherever his talents are needed. This often takes him behind what was at one point the iron curtain; his travels start getting noticed by certain government forces, and he ends up being misaken for a famous Eastern Bloc spy after getting caught in the middle of a nasty firefight where he helps a beautiful young woman (Coyote Ugly's Izabella Miko) escape a hail of bullets. Cue generic thriller. To be fair, it's not a bad little film; unlike a number of actors whose career has gone to the dogs, requiring them to take roles like this, Kilmer still has a full set of acting chops, and Miko stands up to him just fine most of the time. One more rewrite with an eye towards originality, or even memorability, would have done this movie an excellent turn. As it stands, though, you will likely have forgotten a great deal about it within ten minutes of it ending. There is nothing of substance here, and that is to the movie's great detriment. **

    Double Identity (Dennis Dimster, 2009) Val Kilmer was once one of Hollywood's most bankable names, appearing in what seemed to be every blockbuster that came out of Hollywood in the late eighties and early nineties, from Top Gun to The Princess Bride to Tombstone and everything in between. But somewhere along the way, something happened, and Kilmer started taking roles that are, shall we say, a little less Hollywood and a little more, well, Moscow Zero and The Thaw and Double Identity. And I will admit, I defended the middle of those. Plot: Kilmer plays an American doctor who's part of a Doctors Without Borders-style organization, going wherever his talents are needed. This often takes him behind what was at one point the iron curtain; his travels start getting noticed by certain government forces, and he ends up being misaken for a famous Eastern Bloc spy after getting caught in the middle of a nasty firefight where he helps a beautiful young woman (Coyote Ugly's Izabella Miko) escape a hail of bullets. Cue generic thriller. To be fair, it's not a bad little film; unlike a number of actors whose career has gone to the dogs, requiring them to take roles like this, Kilmer still has a full set of acting chops, and Miko stands up to him just fine most of the time. One more rewrite with an eye towards originality, or even memorability, would have done this movie an excellent turn. As it stands, though, you will likely have forgotten a great deal about it within ten minutes of it ending. There is nothing of substance here, and that is to the movie's great detriment. **

  • Jan 07, 2012

    Pretty good & suspenseful with a beneficial musical score, but there are a few plot holes, especially at the end. As a result, it ends up feeling like a waste of time as viewers wonder "Who is so-n-so?" and "Why'd that happen?" You know, not things you want to be asking in the last five minutes of a film, as it ends without answering these important questions. We expected more from Val. It's like they ran out of money and so chopped off the tying of loose ends.

    Pretty good & suspenseful with a beneficial musical score, but there are a few plot holes, especially at the end. As a result, it ends up feeling like a waste of time as viewers wonder "Who is so-n-so?" and "Why'd that happen?" You know, not things you want to be asking in the last five minutes of a film, as it ends without answering these important questions. We expected more from Val. It's like they ran out of money and so chopped off the tying of loose ends.

  • Jan 05, 2012

    fuck you... hehehehe :p

    fuck you... hehehehe :p

  • Jan 03, 2012

    Not bad Spy-movie Diamonts I'm not going to remember this one i gues ! Minus 1,5 star ....this was the same as Double Identity !

    Not bad Spy-movie Diamonts I'm not going to remember this one i gues ! Minus 1,5 star ....this was the same as Double Identity !

  • Nov 30, 2011

    Nicholas Pinter (Val Kilmer) is a doctor working in Bulgaria for the Doctors Beyond Borders services. He meets the beautiful Katherine (Izabella Miko) outside of a restaurant on the way to help a friend of his, and his whole world changes. Mistaken for a man named John Charter, Pinter must now uncover the truth in order to save not just himself, but also Katherine. An average film, but certainly not a bad one. There was enough of a plot there to hold my interest, and just enough cheese to keep me laughing. Probably one of my least favourite Kilmerfilms, though. Where Kilmer generally delivers a knock-out performance, he instead looks as though he is going through the motions (who can blame him). One of my favourite scenes - thought it was brilliantly done - was during Pinter's escape from his captives in the forest. He tries unsuccessfully to knock one of them out with a large rock. The look of surprise and confusion on his face when he realises he hasn't quite succeeded is pure gold. Thanks for keeping it entertaining, Kilmer! :)

    Nicholas Pinter (Val Kilmer) is a doctor working in Bulgaria for the Doctors Beyond Borders services. He meets the beautiful Katherine (Izabella Miko) outside of a restaurant on the way to help a friend of his, and his whole world changes. Mistaken for a man named John Charter, Pinter must now uncover the truth in order to save not just himself, but also Katherine. An average film, but certainly not a bad one. There was enough of a plot there to hold my interest, and just enough cheese to keep me laughing. Probably one of my least favourite Kilmerfilms, though. Where Kilmer generally delivers a knock-out performance, he instead looks as though he is going through the motions (who can blame him). One of my favourite scenes - thought it was brilliantly done - was during Pinter's escape from his captives in the forest. He tries unsuccessfully to knock one of them out with a large rock. The look of surprise and confusion on his face when he realises he hasn't quite succeeded is pure gold. Thanks for keeping it entertaining, Kilmer! :)

  • Nov 16, 2011

    Why Val? Why do you keep going for these roles? Following the path of Wesley Snipes, Steven Seagel, and Cuba Gooding Jr. is not where you want to go. You have the talent and you still show it off in these movies. YOU'RE FUCKING DOC HOLIDAY. YOU WERE IN HEAT!!!!!! Call Michael Mann or Oliver Stone. The story is confusing and you lose interest. I actually ended up forgeting some of the major plot points from the beginning of the movie. They were brought up half way later and I was like "Wait what are they talking about? Oh yeah that guy was killed" Just stay away from it.

    Why Val? Why do you keep going for these roles? Following the path of Wesley Snipes, Steven Seagel, and Cuba Gooding Jr. is not where you want to go. You have the talent and you still show it off in these movies. YOU'RE FUCKING DOC HOLIDAY. YOU WERE IN HEAT!!!!!! Call Michael Mann or Oliver Stone. The story is confusing and you lose interest. I actually ended up forgeting some of the major plot points from the beginning of the movie. They were brought up half way later and I was like "Wait what are they talking about? Oh yeah that guy was killed" Just stay away from it.

  • Jul 16, 2011

    Val Kilmer Vs Bulgarian Mafia

    Val Kilmer Vs Bulgarian Mafia

  • Mar 27, 2011

    Watched on Showtime under the name 'Double Identity' ... felt like a 90s movie if you looked at the cell phones. Different twist on the spy genre.

    Watched on Showtime under the name 'Double Identity' ... felt like a 90s movie if you looked at the cell phones. Different twist on the spy genre.