Double Dare
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Jeannie Epper and Zoe Bell are two women who get hurt for a living -- they're Hollywood stuntwomen, who take the falls and dodge the punches while taking the place of glamorous stars. Epper's big break came when she was hired to stand in for Lynda Carter on the Wonder Woman television series in the 1970s, while Bell made a name for herself doing Lucy Lawless' stunt work for Xena: Warrior Princess. Double Dare is a documentary which looks at the lives and careers of these two women, as well as their friendship. Epper, in her early sixties, finds herself dealing with ageism in the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

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"Double Dare's weaknesses are only so apparent because of its many strengths."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Thin but pleasantly diverting."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"Gives a terrific insider look at the making of action-adventure shows and movies."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"A congenial doc.... I wonder if it might have been more interesting if it had widened its scope a bit -- but still, Jeannie and Zoe are likable gals."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"[A] fly-in-the-face-of-reality perseverance is the key to the appeal of both the women profiled in the documentary Double Dare."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Castellitto, who has won his country's best-actor award twice before, has such a haunting look in his eyes that he doesn't need to chew the scenery to get across his point. Cruz doesn't speak much, but her face screams of the pain that Italia faces."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A genuine pleasure."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Double Dare is more about camaraderie than competition."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"Double Dare remains an entertaining and informative look at a little-known struggle for equality and respect in a physically unforgiving but completely vital Hollywood discipline."
‑ Jordan Reed, Boxoffice Magazine
"Bell's energy and Epper's perseverance give Double Dare an unstoppable one-two punch."
‑ Paul Sherman, Boston Herald
"It provides a frank portrait of women trying to make it in a traditionally male game."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Shows the hardship that women -- especially older women -- must endure in a male-dominated business."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"As far as "human interest" documentaries go, Double Dare is an absolute winner."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Just as stuntwomen have to do, Double Dare pulls its punches."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"[N]ever lets its enormous love and respect for its subjects interfere with its straightforward and clear-eyed observations..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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