The Devil's Double Reviews

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January 9, 2019
A truly satisfying resolution is slightly out of reach when there's less room to play fast and loose with accuracy, yet there's no denying that this was one historical footnote well worth exploiting.
November 6, 2018
This rambunctious romp is not for the faint-hearted but it is packed with over-the-top lines to quote for weeks after.
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.
January 14, 2013
Dominic Cooper is bloody brilliant.
October 21, 2011
Some of the cruelty in the film is hard to stomach, but frighteningly believable.
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.
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.
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."
August 18, 2011
Cooper's dual performance is near-brilliant.
August 15, 2011
While the film is fairly entertaining, it has nothing new to say about Iraq and little that is original about doppelgangers.
August 12, 2011
A genuine curiosity.
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.
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...
August 12, 2011
Dominic Cooper gives two blindingly good performances.
August 12, 2011
A solid gangster movie, but its style outweighs its substance.
August 12, 2011
It's worth seeing for Cooper's performances, but only just.
August 11, 2011
Lurching from breathless melodrama to Bond-like adventure it is never convincing but it is also never dull.
August 11, 2011
The devilish nature of Latif's predicament continually intrigues.
August 11, 2011
See it for Dominic Cooper's performance, avoid it for the messy structure and refusal to properly get under the skin of either its mad, bad and dangerous villain or straight-laced hero.
August 11, 2011
This isn't exactly a complex study of Iraqi history, but director Lee Tamahori punches it across, and the Stalinesque use of doubles in Iraq is interesting.
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