The Double Reviews

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January 1, 2018
British director Ayoade's second film is jam-packed with witty references, from cheesy sci-fi soap operas to the long-suffering men who populate the Coen brothers' films.
June 13, 2014
The film's bleakness is almost satirical. It's Brazil drained of the daydreams.
June 12, 2014
The Double invites second looks and close examination. As Simon finds when peering into mirrors, what we see is often unexpected.
May 23, 2014
The Double doesn't get very deep, but it does get interesting.
May 22, 2014
"The Double" has a theatrical, self-conscious quality to it; the performances feel stagy and its production design looks like a grimly monotone Wes Anderson movie.
May 15, 2014
"The Double" is a striking piece of work, but it's nostalgic for a kind of paranoia that may no longer exist. There are different things to frighten us now.
June 17, 2019
The Double, stitched together with Kafkaesque leftovers and Orwellian residue, is anchored by two good performances from just one actor.
March 28, 2019
The refined humor will probably get lost in all the drippy atmosphere and heightened style, but whether thatÂ's an issue or not depends upon your expectations.
March 6, 2019
It is always refreshing to be able to witness something that lies outside the box of the conventional. The Double always fascinates and, despite the confusing narrative.
October 21, 2018
Only a truly talented filmmaker can take an oft-told story and make it feel original. By succeeding, Ayoade establishes himself as one of the best filmmakers in Britain today.
August 22, 2018
There's just one problem with a deliberately paced, artsy, mysterious film with little dialogue - you can appreciate it a great deal but still find yourself checking your watch.
February 16, 2018
I don't know whether Ayoade has much firsthand experience of boring office work, beyond having starred in a sitcom about it, but almost everything in "The Double" seems to come from other films.
September 6, 2017
Building on his promising debut, Submarine, Richard Ayoade is emerging as a director of some talent.
August 15, 2017
Whether he's sneering as James or falling over his words as Simon, [Jesse Eisenberg] is an incredibly compelling on-screen presence.
August 8, 2017
The movie intelligently reimagines the Dostoyevsky novella while retaining the emotional turmoil at its core. It's a brilliantly executed pitch-black comedy.
March 10, 2017
There are many hilarious gags and performances (the TV show within the film is spectacular), but the film is also full of devastatingly sad moments of loneliness that will leave you feeling like a wooden Pinocchio.
June 27, 2016
Ayoade has crafted a smart, high-concept puzzler with a keen sense of comedic timing and a fine cast littered with familiar faces.
January 1, 2015
Although Existentialism is out of fashion these days, I think a lot of people will be able to identify with Simon's plight in this film. It works as both absurdest comedy and as social commentary.
December 6, 2014
Bleak dark comedy about contemporary urban alienation.
November 12, 2014
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