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The Devil's Double Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Cooper is great, in a great part. But for an actor, not for his audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
February 28, 2013
The Devil's Double is a fantastic film that features a central performance so compelling, you'd be foolish to look away even for a second.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 14, 2013
Dominic Cooper is bloody brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
January 26, 2012
Never develops into anything beyond a concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 23, 2011
...a sporadically intriguing yet disastrously undercooked thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Los Angeles Times
November 17, 2011
Despite numerous pluses - Lee Tamahori's vigorous direction, handsome cinematography, outstanding production design, an impressive dual performance by Dominic Cooper as Uday and Latif - the film is more wearying than entertaining.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 21, 2011
Some of the cruelty in the film is hard to stomach, but frighteningly believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
I'm not sure what it all adds up to, but The Devil's Double puts its hooks in you and keeps them there.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 7, 2011
Probably only a three-and-a-half star movie, but it's pushed into four-star territory thanks to the performances of Dominic Cooper.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
September 1, 2011
Equally as offensive as the movie's smorgasbord of smut and violence is the lingering whiff of colonial-era orientalism, a Western predilection for regarding Eastern cultures as innately idle, lascivious, irrational, and thus ripe for intervention.
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
August 25, 2011
"The film is lurid and exploitative (and how!), which enthralls for a while while Cooper's dual performance as the crazed Uday and smoldering Latif is certainly laudable."
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 18, 2011
Cooper's dual performance is near-brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 18, 2011
If you've been waiting to see the excesses and bone-deep corruption of Baghdad under Saddam Hussein done up gold-plated, Jersey Shore-tacky style, wait no more.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 17, 2011
It is a ghastly, riveting, dazzling piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 17, 2011
at times Tamahori's visuals feel a bit too polished and refined, which gives the film a glossy veneer that is at odds with the atrocities on-screen
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 15, 2011
While the film is fairly entertaining, it has nothing new to say about Iraq and little that is original about doppelgangers.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
August 12, 2011
The Devil's Double simply offers a trip through hell on a one-way track, like a spook-house ride at the amusement park meant to titillate and excite the senses and then deposit the rider/viewer safely on the other side in the full light of day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 12, 2011
A genuine curiosity.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
August 12, 2011
Cooper gives a great performance, or rather two great performances, although it's really only Uday's depravity that keeps you glued to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
August 12, 2011
A better film would undoubtedly have been a quieter, more reflective one, less tempted by Grand Guignol. But it is very watchable...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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