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June 22, 2013
Cooper is great, in a great part. But for an actor, not for his audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 25, 2011
Like most films that try and sustain a breakneck pacing and tone, The Devil's Double eventually grows tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 8, 2011
A tedious exercise in obsessively black and white storytelling.
August 9, 2011
The elements of tyranny, treachery and temptation are all there in one true-life package, but in the hands of director Lee Tamahori, The Devil's Double plays more like a melodrama than a docudrama.
July 28, 2011
I don't think the material ever becomes more than just a series of terrible things that happen.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 4, 2011
Tamahori tries to top off this already long Arab immorality tale with gratuitous swirls of romance and heroism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 29, 2011
Dominic Cooper gives a riveting dual performance in "The Devil's Double," but the movie is a relentless one-note drama that loses its momentum halfway through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 5, 2011
It's sad that the film could not live up to Dominic Cooper's epic performance(s). The flick had such a made-for-TV feel containing massive plot holes and a cheesy romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 10, 2011
I believe Tamahori is attempting to construct his own Scarface legacy, though I shudder at the thought of Uday being transformed into an urban hero.
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 29, 2011
Really it's just a trashy bid to be the "Scarface" of Mesopotamia.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 9, 2011
Even more tasteless than its main character's gold 'n' marble palace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 5, 2011
It leaves me to wonder if this one-sided movie will be where the widest audience gets their history of Iraq and its various conflicts, and if so, that's sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 26, 2011
You leave Lee Tamahori's film thoroughly convinced that Uday Hussein was a monster. In all likelihood, you entered the movie with the same certainty. This raises the question: What was the point, exactly?
August 10, 2011
One of the ugliest films for a long time, visually and otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 27, 2011
It's hard to believe that "The Devil's Double" doesn't intend to be a put-on.
August 7, 2011
Lee Tamahori opts to swim in the shallow waters of gaudy exploitation rather than explore some of the deeper issues of the politics of power.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 4, 2011
Cooper's outstanding performance(s) deserved better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 4, 2011
Presents its relationships without convincing depth and threatens to become just another flashy, occasionally nasty tale of drugs, guns, henchmen and babes in bikinis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 3, 2011
Could play on a double-bill alongside Hobo With A Shotgun about iron fist dictators with a pair of psychotic sons who shoot first and laugh just as quickly. You might have trouble deciphering which is supposed to be the ironic one though.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 2, 2011
Tamahori seems more interested in making his own version of "Caligula" than looking at one of history's most evil men through a unique perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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