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The Double Hour Reviews

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 3, 2013
Too many of the film's curiosities are explained away with a cliched device, but Capotondi has created an unsettling mood which creeps beneath the skin.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 8, 2013
A modest and modestly effective Italian thriller with a supernatural twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andreas Heinemann
September 14, 2011
Ambitious and intelligent, expect to see a Hollywood remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 6, 2011
Every 10 minutes, writer-director Giuseppe Capotondi reshuffles his narrative deck of cards and deals the audience a completely new hand. Just when you think you're ahead of the game, you've been played for a sucker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
July 29, 2011
Don't let anyone spill the beans and tell you too much before you get a chance to sit through all the twists and turns in this mind-blowing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star
July 29, 2011
The final resolution is easily forgotten, more of an afterthought than anything else. The fun is in the twisting, absurd journey, not the destination.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 16, 2011
It keeps you off-balance, constantly assessing and reassessing.
| Original Score: 3/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 10, 2011
A twisty thriller that keeps you engaged for the duration, but in the final analysis proves not nearly as smart or clever as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 10, 2011
It's so entertainingly convoluted that the minute it ends, you want to watch it again to see if it plays fair.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 9, 2011
It's a Moebius strip of a tale about two equally suspicious people who appear to fall in love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 9, 2011
Capotondi's nerve-shredding puzzler will delight fans of Hitchcock and Polanski.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
June 9, 2011
Capotondi's debut is a twisty-turny psychological thriller suggesting he's someone to watch. Like the genre's best - the Coens, Polanski, Hitchcock - Capotondi builds dread with wicked winks at the audience, dropping subtle surprises along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
June 8, 2011
The movie boasts a deep, rich color palette, sensual movement and a psychological thriller angle that frightens and captivates. The only factor it's missing is a destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
June 2, 2011
"The Double Hour" is a tremendously entertaining take on film noir, with all the usual elements of the genre in play - crime, death, possibly murder and doomed romance. I think.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pete Hammond
Back Stage
June 2, 2011
If a Hitchcockian psychological thriller peppered with elements from several different films is what you are looking for, then look no further than the compelling Italian drama The Double Hour.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
June 2, 2011
What a surprise and delight then is first-timer Giuseppe Capotondi's The Double Hour.
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Eric Kohn
June 2, 2011
A remarkably fluid detective story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
June 2, 2011
A first-rate Italian puzzler that demands that re-viewers keep mum about its twisty plot.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 2, 2011
A twisty Italian thriller that takes some liberties with its now-you-see-'em/now-you-don't plot points, but no matter; the way director Giuseppe Capotondi keeps us guessing is deliciously, maliciously deft.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 30, 2011
Has a character depth that keeps us involved when the going gets murky.
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