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December 01, 2011
One of the best films this year.
November 22, 2011
Scarface set in the desert, but pretty entertaining. Take the \"based on a true story\" part with a DOT size grain of salt,
November 18, 2011
This might be my favorite film of the year. Dominic Cooper hopefully willl get an Oscar nod as he really deserves it. I really thought I was watching two different people. He did an excellent job. Due to movie time you could tell a good part of the storywas missing but you get the overall essence of Saddam's son Uday and his double Latif Yahia life. The subject matter may turn many off but I
September 16, 2011
Certainly a must see, Dominic Cooper played an excellent role for both characters, sheds great light on the atrocity that once existed. Some may argue that it may have a touch of Hollywood spices, I would say that this isn't a documentary, so it doesn't hurt to add a little flavor. One of the best movies for 2011, definitely underrated, and deserves much more exposure than what it got...
September 03, 2011
Where the heck is it showing????? We've been waiting for this film and cannot find it anywhere! If it's out there... I have no idea where, if it's only released in 2 or 3 theaters... why bother? It will probably go directly to DVD.
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Los Angeles Times
Despite numerous pluses - Lee Tamahori's vigorous direction, handsome cinematography, outstanding production design, an impressive dual performance by Dominic Cooper as Uday and Latif - the film is more wearying than entertaining. Full Review
The New York Times
As the film moves through his world of blood and sex and curdled machismo, The Devil's Double inhales some of his toxic, shallow energy. At times you feel as if you were stuck in "Grand Theft Auto: Baghdad City," which, while entertaining enough, can also become a bit wearying. Full Review
Time Out New York
This is a movie too enamored of its own tawdriness, turning every violent act and violation into gratuitously salacious grindhouse set pieces. Full Review
It's hard to believe that The Devil's Double doesn't intend to be a put-on. Despite a real-life basis of its plot, Lee Tamahori's fierce depiction of hedonistic Saddaam Hussein spawn Uday Hussein relegates the character to a farcical cartoon. Full Review
Glenn Heath Jr.
The film's first act is wholly concerned with the juxtaposition of physical similarities and ideological opposites, and Tamahori spends entire sequences upending the balance between the two. Full Review