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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 Geary (Topher Grace), to solve the crime. Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesis is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor, Tom Highland (Martin Sheen). Meanwhile, Agent Geary, who wrote his Master's thesis on Shepherdson's pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Questionable motives and unbelievable decisions are relatively small potatoes compared with the Sputnik-size plotholes."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"It's simply not very good."
‑ Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
"Old laundry, a limp, doddering would-be thriller that desperately needs Jack Bauer to show up and start shooting things and yelling at people."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"I may have seen some things coming in the story, but it was nonetheless interesting to watch things play out."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"It is a flawed film, but one that accomplishes what it sets out to do: entertain, if in fits and starts, for an hour and a half."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"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."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Ineptly realized in everything but its chase scenes (which are, I'll admit, pretty good)."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Let's hope Richard Gere never has to make another one this cheesy after his comeback in "Arbitrage.""
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Gere phones in a cool, detached performance. Grace is sub-par as the whiz kid agent. And, the story, despite numerous plot twists, fails to entertain. Grade: C."
‑ Paul Chambers, CNNRadio
"the ineffectiveness of the final half hour ultimately ensures that The Double ends on a disappointingly anticlimactic note."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"Here is a movie constructed from basic parts at the Used Screenplay Store, with a character plugged in whenever one is required."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Director/Writer Michael Brandt does a nice job of building tension throughout the entire movie and gives old man Gere some action man chops."
‑ Michelle Alexandria, Eclipse Magazine
"You have to admire Brandt and Haas for taking such a gamble, but unfortunately it doesn't quite pay off."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"The type of professionally assembled star programmer a big studio would once release wide to a decent return in an off-peak season."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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