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The Double Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
Old laundry, a limp, doddering would-be thriller that desperately needs Jack Bauer to show up and start shooting things and yelling at people.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
December 30, 2012
Let's hope Richard Gere never has to make another one this cheesy after his comeback in "Arbitrage."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
April 22, 2012
Director/Writer Michael Brandt does a nice job of building tension throughout the entire movie and gives old man Gere some action man chops.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 13, 2012
I may have seen some things coming in the story, but it was nonetheless interesting to watch things play out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
February 8, 2012
Gere phones in a cool, detached performance. Grace is sub-par as the whiz kid agent. And, the story, despite numerous plot twists, fails to entertain. Grade: C.
Full Review | Original Score: C
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 31, 2012
You have to admire Brandt and Haas for taking such a gamble, but unfortunately it doesn't quite pay off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
January 30, 2012
It is a flawed film, but one that accomplishes what it sets out to do: entertain, if in fits and starts, for an hour and a half.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 27, 2012
the ineffectiveness of the final half hour ultimately ensures that The Double ends on a disappointingly anticlimactic note.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 13, 2012
The type of professionally assembled star programmer a big studio would once release wide to a decent return in an off-peak season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
November 4, 2011
With nothing resembling a character worth rooting for, the fact that the plot of The Double just gets sillier and sillier makes it one of the most annoying films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5.0
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
November 4, 2011
Brandt's thriller doesn't have much of a connection to the present, let alone reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
November 4, 2011
Questionable motives and unbelievable decisions are relatively small potatoes compared with the Sputnik-size plotholes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
November 3, 2011
The feature labors over details as though the C.I.A. is going to use this as a training tool for new recruits, taking a very silly, logic-leaping effort with the utmost seriousness.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 3, 2011
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 3, 2011
The title "The Double" doesn't refer to baseball, but it could. The thriller may not hit it out of the park, but it's a solid double.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
November 3, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
November 3, 2011
It's simply not very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
November 3, 2011
Ineptly realized in everything but its chase scenes (which are, I'll admit, pretty good).
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 3, 2011
Here is a movie constructed from basic parts at the Used Screenplay Store, with a character plugged in whenever one is required.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
November 2, 2011
A sleek, taut spy-thriller with echoes of Day of the Jackal...One of those dark, even nihilistic-seeming thrillers where every turn seems to be a turn for the worse.
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