The Devil's Double
The Devil's Double (2011)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 22, 2011
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52%
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65%



Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Will Leitch
Deadspin

Cooper is great, in a great part. But for an actor, not for his audience.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Never develops into anything beyond a concept.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Probably only a three-and-a-half star movie, but it's pushed into four-star territory thanks to the performances of Dominic Cooper.

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a sporadically intriguing yet disastrously undercooked thriller.

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Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies

"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."

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Dominic Cooper is bloody brilliant.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Some of the cruelty in the film is hard to stomach, but frighteningly believable.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Cooper's dual performance is near-brilliant.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
An Iraqi army conscript is forced to become the body double of Saddam Hussein's psychotic son and finds himself losing his identity as he drowns in a sea… More
Carlos MagalhŃes
A lazy and badly directed movie that depicts Uday Hussein as a ridiculous caricature in what is a redundant story devoid of any subtlety. Besides that, Dominic… More
Spencer S.
This film confers on the supposedly true story of Iraqi soldier Latif Yahia (Cooper), who was taken from the front lines in 1987 to be the body double of Saddam… More
Manu Gino
Play the part or suffer the consequences Good movie and good plot. The Devil's Double is a "take no prisoners" film that's as hard to watch… More
Al S
A spectacular cinematic tour de force. A masterpiece in it`s own right. Director, Lee Tamahori crafts his finest and most dazzling piece of work yet. It`s… More
familiar stranger
Latif Yahia. The character, I'd never ever heard of before watching this movie, got me interested. Later on that. The movie works alright, but [as usual]… More

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