The Devil's Double
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Summoned from the frontline to Saddam Hussein's palace, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper) is thrust into the highest echelons of the "royal family" when he's ordered to become the 'fiday' - or body double - to Saddam's son, the notorious "Black Prince" Uday Hussein (also Dominic Cooper), a reckless, sadistic party-boy with a rabid hunger for sex and brutality. With his and his family's lives at stake, Latif must surrender his former self forever as he learns to walk, talk and act like Uday. But nothing could have prepared him for the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cooper is great, in a great part. But for an actor, not for his audience."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Never develops into anything beyond a concept."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Probably only a three-and-a-half star movie, but it's pushed into four-star territory thanks to the performances of Dominic Cooper."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"If you've been waiting to see the excesses and bone-deep corruption of Baghdad under Saddam Hussein done up gold-plated, Jersey Shore-tacky style, wait no more."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"The Devil's Double simply offers a trip through hell on a one-way track, like a spook-house ride at the amusement park meant to titillate and excite the senses and then deposit the rider/viewer safely on the other side in the full light of day."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"The Devil's Double is a fantastic film that features a central performance so compelling, you'd be foolish to look away even for a second."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"...a sporadically intriguing yet disastrously undercooked thriller."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
""The film is lurid and exploitative (and how!), which enthralls for a while while Cooper's dual performance as the crazed Uday and smoldering Latif is certainly laudable.""
‑ Richard Knight, Knight at the Movies
"at times Tamahori's visuals feel a bit too polished and refined, which gives the film a glossy veneer that is at odds with the atrocities on-screen"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"A genuine curiosity."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Dominic Cooper is bloody brilliant."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Some of the cruelty in the film is hard to stomach, but frighteningly believable."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Cooper's dual performance is near-brilliant."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"While the film is fairly entertaining, it has nothing new to say about Iraq and little that is original about doppelgangers."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Cooper gives a great performance, or rather two great performances, although it's really only Uday's depravity that keeps you glued to the screen."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
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