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The Double Hour Reviews

June 16, 2011
It keeps you off-balance, constantly assessing and reassessing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 9, 2011
Capotondi's nerve-shredding puzzler will delight fans of Hitchcock and Polanski.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
June 2, 2011
A remarkably fluid detective story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
May 27, 2011
A sly, triple twist of a film, this Italian intrigue is almost never what it seems, although everything ends up making perfect sense eventually. Along the way, though, it's slippery stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 27, 2011
The neatest thing about Giuseppe Capotondi's debut feature is how it reverses the mechanics of most crime movies.
May 27, 2011
If you liked "Dressed to Kill" or "Blow Out," you'll appreciate the ways in which "The Double Hour" artfully messes with your mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 20, 2011
The movie's enjoyment derives heavily from surprise, which the script uses both to advance the plot and just for fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 12, 2011
"The Double Hour" is an Italian crime thriller loaded with twists, and if it doesn't work 100 percent of the time, it's still worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 12, 2011
I've seen the fabulously acted Italian thriller "The Double Hour" twice now, and for all its intricate manipulations, it stays with me for a very simple reason: The love story at its bittersweet heart is played for keeps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 11, 2011
The more you try to solve the narrative puzzle, the more you may want to watch it again - or at least argue about what's real.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 28, 2011
It's a wild tale that's so full of surprises, reversals and double-jointed plot twists that you wouldn't think there'd be room for anything else. But there is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2011
A beautiful, head-spinning mystery that requires keen attention - and rewards it with a tricky and poetic payoff - The Double Hour is a topflight Euro thriller right up there with Tell No One.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 28, 2011
"The Double Hour'' is a decent night at the movies, filmed with swank professionalism, moody lighting, and the proper attention to the curves of a lover's skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 18, 2011
Nothing is quite what it initially seems in this twisty Italian thriller, the auspicious debut feature by Giuseppe Capotondi.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2011
If the movie in total is somewhat less than the sum of its parts, they're still terrific parts, assembled by a first-time feature director who shows great promise.
April 15, 2011
A psychological thriller that is very heavy on the mumbo-jumbo.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 15, 2011
Doesn't always deliver on its twists. But it works well enough that an American remake is in the works.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 14, 2011
If, like me, you would rather get lost in a noir than try to second-guess its creators, "The Double Hour" is the best movie of its kind since the French director Guillaume Canet's hit from 2006, "Tell No One."
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 14, 2011
Plot fans will be delighted with The Double Hour, an Italian thriller that introduces a new wrinkle every 10 minutes, and takes its time to explain how they all fold together.
Read More | Original Score: B-
April 12, 2011
The Double Hour sustains a minimum of attention thanks to the naturally beguiling presence of long-stemmed Rappoport -- but what might've a less cautious director done with the material?