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The Double Reviews

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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+
September 27, 2011
Too silly to be confusing and too flaccid to reach potboiler status, the convoluted spy-thriller The Double is a tossed-off theatrical release that lands with a resounding thud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 28, 2011
Not only does The Double's outdated theme feel out of leftfield, it's unexplained and without reason.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
November 4, 2011
Questionable motives and unbelievable decisions are relatively small potatoes compared with the Sputnik-size plotholes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 26, 2011
Like a Training Day for spy thrillers, The Double provocatively pairs Gere and Grace as a gray-green odd couple, only to unravel as the double-crossed absurdities pile up and the duo start trading bad Russian accents in a private Mexican standoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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October 28, 2011
The story makes no sense and leads nowhere but into a creaky buddy movie that can't round itself off without a last-minute hero falling on his sword to save another.
October 25, 2011
Whether it's the clumsy use of flashbacks, the air of manufactured portentousness, or the completely unbelievable casting of Grace in a role that requires a certain authority utterly lacking in the actor's performance, almost every move seems a misstep.
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
October 27, 2011
Despite similarities, this film is several rungs down the ladder from Salt and lacks the charisma of a lead like Angelina Jolie to pull you past nagging silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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+
October 26, 2011
If this is the best script Richard Gere and Topher Grace can get these days, perhaps it's time for a hiatus.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 26, 2011
Staged with the trite, predictable rhythms of garden-variety espionage. Gere acts circles around it as long as he can.
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
October 30, 2011
Generic, formulaic fumble, misjudging its revelations and overestimating their impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 27, 2011
The twist in The Double slack mystery-thriller is revealed with a shrug about a third of the way in. After that, it's all about Gere looking grim, and Grace looking stricken as he learns what we already know.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 27, 2011
A tedious, impenetrable cat-and-mouse game involving Russian double and triple agents.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 28, 2011
What can you say about a dull spy thriller that gives away its big "secret'' both in its trailer and the film's title?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 28, 2011
It soon devolves into a mess of slit throats and competing motives. Everyone, it seems, has a plot - except the screenwriters.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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