The Double Hour
The Double Hour (2011)

Guido (Timi), a former cop, is a luckless veteran of the speed-dating scene in Turin. But, much to his surprise, he meets Slovenian immigrant Sonia (Rappoport), a chambermaid at a high-end hotel. The two hit it off, and a passionate romance… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 17, 2012
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It keeps you off-balance, constantly assessing and reassessing.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

A twisty Italian thriller that takes some liberties with its now-you-see-'em/now-you-don't plot points, but no matter; the way director Giuseppe Capotondi keeps us guessing is deliciously, maliciously deft.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Too many of the film's curiosities are explained away with a cliched device, but Capotondi has created an unsettling mood which creeps beneath the skin.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Capotondi's nerve-shredding puzzler will delight fans of Hitchcock and Polanski.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A sly, triple twist of a film, this Italian intrigue is almost never what it seems, although everything ends up making perfect sense eventually. Along the way, though, it's slippery stuff.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

A modest and modestly effective Italian thriller with a supernatural twist.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"The Double Hour" is a tremendously entertaining take on film noir, with all the usual elements of the genre in play - crime, death, possibly murder and doomed romance. I think.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The neatest thing about Giuseppe Capotondi's debut feature is how it reverses the mechanics of most crime movies.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

most of The Double Hour doesn't really need to exist in order for the viewer to process the impact of the finale

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Hobin
Psychological thriller concerns Sonia, a young and pretty hotel maid who attends a speed dating event eager to meet a boyfriend. She finds one in Guido, an… More
Joey Shapiro
An intriguing foreign thriller, The Double Hour is a great mystery filled with numerous twists and turns, and although the ending is a little unsatisfying,… More
Bob O'Reilly
★★/★★★★ In movies, as in all storytelling, a mystery is only worth our interest if it involves a… More
Panta Oz
This Italian thriller directed by Guiseppe Capotondi is, for sure, something which will surprise you after pressing play button. An unpredictable hour and a… More
Walter M.
In "The Double Hour," Guido(Filippo Timi) is an ex-cop widower who consoles himself with hot meaningless sex and speed dating where he meets… More
Tom S.
I kind of want to recut this into a good movie.

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