The Devil's Double Reviews

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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.
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.
August 11, 2011
The hero of "The Devil's Double" may get upstaged by the villain, but that's not exactly bad news for star Dominic Cooper, since he plays both parts.
August 11, 2011
Dominic Cooper is hammily amusing in one part and merely wooden in the other.
August 11, 2011
Anchored by a fierce double performance from Dominic Cooper, this true story is so intensely violent that it's not easy to watch. But it's an extremely well-made film, and the tight point of view makes it both riveting and urgent.
August 11, 2011
Violent and full of swearing, it's often hard to watch although blackly amusing in places
August 10, 2011
As its helmer's credits suggest, The Devil's Double isn't exactly Syriana, but it is relentlessly entertaining.
August 10, 2011
One of the ugliest films for a long time, visually and otherwise.
August 10, 2011
Cooper plays the vicious rotter in the manner of an enraged Freddie Mercury auditioning for Alvin and the Chipmunks.
August 10, 2011
Lurid, entertaining thriller that succeeds thanks to some gleeful excesses and a pair of terrific performances from Dominic Cooper, though it's safe to say that the events depicted in the films should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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.
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