The Double Reviews

Page 2 of 7
June 30, 2014
Its clever moments outweigh its contrived ones, twisting into an atmospheric package that's both subtle and haunting.
June 24, 2014
Talented director Richard Avoade (Submarine), cinematographer Erik Wilson and the art and set directors have created a riveting authoritarian world.
June 19, 2014
A cheeky take on Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1846 story of a milquetoast clerk who comes face to face with a cocky, manipulative jackass who looks just like him, The Double proves great ideas never go stale if they access universal truth.
June 19, 2014
The result is supremely creepy.
June 19, 2014
An oddity, for sure: with established performers in a neophyte work, it's odd for all the wrong reasons.
June 13, 2014
The film's bleakness is almost satirical. It's Brazil drained of the daydreams.
June 12, 2014
The entertaining Eisenberg-on-Eisenberg action makes The Double a grim delight, but it's Ayoade's work behind the camera that proves he's the one to watch.
June 12, 2014
The Double invites second looks and close examination. As Simon finds when peering into mirrors, what we see is often unexpected.
June 12, 2014
This is a smart and sophisticated film to be sure, and its craft has much to applaud, but it's the way that the film is never burdened with an overabundance of dreariness or ennui that helps make it the success that it is.
June 6, 2014
This movie is visually stylized to within an inch of its life, but there's unity between its people and machinery.
June 4, 2014
It's a decent actors' exercise, but...
May 29, 2014
When The Double lets us marinate in its distinctive visual aesthetic, it's provocative, occasionally fascinating.
May 23, 2014
Dystopian bureacracy lacks the grandeur of Brazil and the warmth of Jeunet/Caro
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 22, 2014
It's not clear that Ayoade has anything new to say about these time-worn themes, but he has fun creating the world of the film.
May 20, 2014
Woven through The Double's urban grotesquerie is a madcap, stylized dissertation on the need for our senses of self.
May 20, 2014
When production design is this cleverly incorporated into the story at hand, it can carry an entire movie.
May 19, 2014
The Double speaks rather metaphorically to the horrors of the homogenization of post-industrialized society, creating an Orwellian environment that is bogged down in the quagmire of ridiculously absurd bureaucratic processes.
May 17, 2014
A funny, fully realized portrait of existential madness that also finds time to pay reverent homage to Ayoade's biggest influences, Terry Gilliam and David Lynch.
Page 2 of 7