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The Double Reviews

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Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
August 3, 2016
It's not bad, but it's not great either.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
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
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
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
November 3, 2011
Ineptly realized in everything but its chase scenes (which are, I'll admit, pretty good).
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.
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
October 30, 2011
A throwback genre flick, complete with a throwback lead, that gives away its double cross early yet maintains enough mystery to keep viewers moderately intrigued.
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 28, 2011
'The Double' is a good return "to the classic spy thriller" of another time and another world that itself is making a comeback.
Top Critic
Robert Koehler
Variety
August 3, 2016
Like a magician performing one too many tricks, "The Double" overplays its deception while spinning a mildly diverting yarn.
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
August 3, 2016
Richard Gere and Topher Grace say the lines and hit their marks like professionals do, but almost from the opening scene it's clear that this is a thriller that is less than thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Dave White
Movies.com
August 3, 2016
Have you ever seen a movie like this? Yes? Then you know the answers to those questions. Or at least some of the answers. And you're right, they all involve "gotcha."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
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
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
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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