The Double
The Double (2011)

In The Double, the mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin "Cassius," forces Paul Shepherdson (Richard Gere), a retired CIA operative, to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 31, 2012
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

Questionable motives and unbelievable decisions are relatively small potatoes compared with the Sputnik-size plotholes.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

It's simply not very good.

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Will Leitch

Old laundry, a limp, doddering would-be thriller that desperately needs Jack Bauer to show up and start shooting things and yelling at people.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Like a stripper who gets naked too quickly, the lukewarm spy thriller "The Double" lays out its big plot twist early in the movie - and soon finds, shivering, that it has nowhere else to go.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Ineptly realized in everything but its chase scenes (which are, I'll admit, pretty good).

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Let's hope Richard Gere never has to make another one this cheesy after his comeback in "Arbitrage."

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

When the story starts to fall apart you're left wondering if the film was worth all the money and effort that went into making it.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Here is a movie constructed from basic parts at the Used Screenplay Store, with a character plugged in whenever one is required.

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Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

Director/Writer Michael Brandt does a nice job of building tension throughout the entire movie and gives old man Gere some action man chops.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Adequate nothing more.
JY Skacto
Michael Brandt puts together just enough of a crime thriller with <i>The Double</i>.<p>The story never draws itself out that much, although… More
Cynthia S.
Well, a movie with Richard Gere that I didn't like too much. It was passable, due to the quality of the actors. The storyline, however, just didn't… More
Cast: Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Martin Sheen, Tamer Hassan, Stephen Moyer, Odette Yustman, Stana Katic, Yuri Sardarov Director: Michael Brandt… More
Melvin White
Martin Miller: This guy has used every kind of weapon you can think of. From an M-4 at 12 hundred meters, to a rusty nail.  "Keep Your Enemies Close"… More
Manu Gino
Keep your enemies close Not bad. The story develops quick but lacks details. This is probably not the best movie Richard Gere made yet not the baddest either… More