Duplicity
Duplicity (2009)

Closer co-stars Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite for Oscar-nominated director Tony Gilroy's drama tracing the illicit love affair between two spies-turned-corporate operatives. The Cold War has thawed, and for CIA agents seeking to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 25, 2009
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64%
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37%



Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Duplicity is well-crafted, smart, and often funny, but it's mostly more cerebral than visceral and features far too many plot twists.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

When it comes to spy thrillers, Tony Gilroy knows the game.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Duplicity is an enormously enjoyable hybrid, a romantic comedy set at the center of a caper movie.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Tony Gilroy's directorial follow up to the phenomenal Michael Clayton is an impressive addition to his short but impressive filmography.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

With Duplicity [Gilroy is] developing a nice body of work.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's a passably amusing brainteaser.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

I'm sure if I saw it a second time, I'd find the little hints Gilroy plants throughout particularly delicious. But why bother? It didn't exactly grab me by the neck the first time.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Gilroy keeps it all moving at a steady, stylish pace.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

For all the glam and swank, the film is essentially a bright, shiny, empty puzzle. The puzzlemaking by writer-director Tony Gilroy is clever but most frequently an end in itself.

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

Julia Roberts and Clive Owen are reunited for the first time since Closer, and they're a messed up couple again. But this time they're secret agents, which is cooler.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
I read this recently: "Good writing takes the dull and makes it exciting; bad writing makes the exciting dull." It's hard to understand how this… More
Anthony Lawrie
It's funny, half way through this film I became quite frustrated, I felt it was getting quite repetitive and you could tell the ending would have only one… More
Jens S.
This con thriller reunites Clive Owen and Julia Roberts after their great chemistry in "Closer" and they're immediately back on track. Both are… More
Lady D'arbanville
This film has it's good and bad points. The plot, twist and some of the dialogue is enjoyable, along with the whole battle of trust. The film did feel… More
Nicki Marie
No one is more surprised than me that I actually enjoyed this one. I guess I am not a real girl because I tend to not like Julia Roberts's movies at all… More
Mark Walker
Better known for his screenwriting duties like the "Bourne" trilogy, Tony Gilroy can certainly concoct a spy tale or two and here he uses his talents… More

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