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  • This is a breakthrough star performance from a terrific actor getting a chance to let it rip. show more

  • Even if it means blowing more than half the budget on animal wranglers, any movie that profiles Saddam Hussein's eldest son and Iraqi psychopath Uday Hussein is incomplete without the presence of his personal zoo. It's like filming a Michael Jackson biopic and leaving out the chimp, Ferris wheel and kid who played "Webster." show more

  • The movie isn't deep, or particularly intricate; it doesn't play all that much with the potential for mistaken identities, and the cruelty it depicts becomes repetitive or, worse still, desensitizing. But The Devil's Double does give us indelible images of Uday's decadence - the filmmakers say they're understated - and a double dip of dazzling acting. show more

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  • December 01, 2011 wo00000000107498
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    One of the best films this year.

  • November 22, 2011 camnibus
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    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 joe-joe
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    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 would recommend seeing it.

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