The Double (2011)
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as Ben Geary
as Agent Barton
as Agent Barton
as Guard #2
as Agent Weaver
as American Man
as Russian Military Officer
as Senator Darden
as Senator Friedman
as Russian Woman
as The Scrounger
as CIA Officer
as French Woman
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Critic Reviews for The Double
Like a magician performing one too many tricks, "The Double" overplays its deception while spinning a mildly diverting yarn.
Questionable motives and unbelievable decisions are relatively small potatoes compared with the Sputnik-size plotholes.
Like a stripper who gets naked too quickly, the lukewarm spy thriller "The Double" lays out its big plot twist early in the movie - and soon finds, shivering, that it has nowhere else to go.
When the story starts to fall apart you're left wondering if the film was worth all the money and effort that went into making it.
Audience Reviews for The Double
Adequate nothing more.
Well, a movie with Richard Gere that I didn't like too much. It was passable, due to the quality of the actors. The storyline, however, just didn't seem to sit well with me. Plus, for them to give away the murderer right in the beginning was a big mistake, in my opinion....
Martin Miller: This guy has used every kind of weapon you can think of. From an M-4 at 12 hundred meters, to a rusty nail. "Keep Your Enemies Close" The Double is a film of good intentions, but in the end I was left wondering... Does writer/director Michael Brandt actually think this is smart or does he know how truly amateurish and by the numbers this whole film is? I'll admit that The Double is watchable. I had no problem sitting through the film, despite just how bad it is. It's got every standard scene and every standard plot device. It unfolds like a puzzle you've done a thousand times. You can piece it together with your eyes closed. When the twist comes at the end, it's just laughable. When a state senator is killed in the fashion of a famous Russian assassin who was thought to be dead; retired CIA agent Paul Shepherdson is brought in. He was on this assassins trail for years, but could never bring him in. Paul is adamant that the killing can't be Cassius because he believes Cassius to be dead. An up and coming, young FBI agent thinks differently. He wrote his thesis on Cassius and believes that this is his work. The two are teamed up to figure everything out. There's not really too much to say about The Double. It's a movie that wants to appear like an original and well thought out thriller, but all it is is a rehash of other movies. There's little excitement to be had here because of the predictability and lack of real substance. There are a million plot holes, loose ends aren't tied up, and the whole affair seems kind of lazy. The nicest thing I can say about it, is that it was watchable. But even garbage can sometimes be watchable.
The Double Quotes
|Paul Shepherdson:||If the Russians used their women instead of missiles, we'd all be in fur hats by now|
|Brutus:||Ð¢Ð²Ð¾Ñ? Ð¼Ð°Ñ?Ñ? - Ñ?Ð±Ð°Ð½Ð°Ñ? Ð±Ð»Ñ?Ð´Ñ?.|
|Paul Shepherdson:||He will kill your husband. Like snapping his fingers!|
|Paul Shepherdson:||You have a wife, you have two kids. Cassius doesn't care who he has to eliminate.|