Double Take
Double Take (2009)

"Double Take" is a tale of intrigue, personal paranoia and deception. Using archive footage, the film uses Hitchcock's own sardonic wit to explore his preoccupation with doubles -- a recurring theme in his films -- to virtuoso… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 28, 2010
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's neither as profound nor as enlightening as it wants to be, but this stylishly edited Hitchcock homage brims with its subject's singular spirit.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Hardly earth-shattering enough for a 5-minute short, much less an 80-minute movie.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

By contrasting Hitchcock's explanation of "The MacGuffin" with TV commercials and old arguments over who's winning the Cold War, Grimonprez makes a case for how historical events can be driven by threats more perceived than actual.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... more entertaining than enlightening.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Hitchcock was a master of mischief and misdirection, and no film so thoroughly infused with his spirit could be dull or predictable.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

A way of showing how the Master of Suspense's work captured the zeitgeist, and how the zeitgeist responded by getting dumberer.

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

The message is muddy, but that doesn't feel as important as the delivery method, which ends up redeeming this as a film experiment that succeeds for its sense of derring-do if nothing else.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

This isn't a normal movie; it's an art installation. And whatever it may have been meant to be, it takes its real meaning from you.

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

Double Take is a cunning hybrid-call it a psycho-doc. Playful yet tempered with paranoia, curiously the whole thing nevertheless seems more nostalgic than cautionary.

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Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

the most indefinable film currently playing in theaters; it also happens to be the most madly entertaining

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Double take is quite indulgent of Youssef Britel, a big Hitchcock fan and not the first time he's subjected his late hero to celluloid. He's very… More
David Sayers
An 'art' film in every sense of the word. I was never bored but I can't really say that I totally followed it. The mixture of fictional story… More
cody franklin
One of the most unusual films I have ever seen. It's not unusual in a typical way, it's more unusual because of the subject matter. Two stories are… More