Duplicity (2009)

Michael Clayton's writer/director Tony Gilroy helms this dramatic caper re-teaming Closer stars Julia Roberts and Clive Owen as two lovelorn ex-spies who join forces to swipe a valuable product from the big-business corporate landscape.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 20, 2009
DVD Release Date: August 25, 2009
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Duplicity is well-crafted, smart, and often funny, but it's mostly more cerebral than visceral and features far too many plot twists.

James Berardinelli

When it comes to spy thrillers, Tony Gilroy knows the game.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Duplicity is an enormously enjoyable hybrid, a romantic comedy set at the center of a caper movie.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Not highly recommended at all.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

With Duplicity [Gilroy is] developing a nice body of work.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's a passably amusing brainteaser.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

You simply haven't had this much fun at the multiplex in a long, long time.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Gilroy keeps it all moving at a steady, stylish pace.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

For all the glam and swank, the film is essentially a bright, shiny, empty puzzle. The puzzlemaking by writer-director Tony Gilroy is clever but most frequently an end in itself.

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Simon Miraudo

Tony Gilroy's directorial follow up to the phenomenal Michael Clayton is an impressive addition to his short but impressive filmography.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Great performances and a delightful chemistry between Roberts and Owen help lift this intelligent, funny and well-constructed espionage film above many other… More
Nicki Marie
No one is more surprised than me that I actually enjoyed this one. I guess I am not a real girl because I tend to not like Julia Roberts's movies at all… More
Daniel Perry
I read this recently: "Good writing takes the dull and makes it exciting; bad writing makes the exciting dull." It's hard to understand how this… More
Lady D'arbanville
This film has it's good and bad points. The plot, twist and some of the dialogue is enjoyable, along with the whole battle of trust. The film did feel… More
Jens S.
This con thriller reunites Clive Owen and Julia Roberts after their great chemistry in "Closer" and they're immediately back on track. Both are… More
Mark Walker
Better known for his screenwriting duties like the "Bourne" trilogy, Tony Gilroy can certainly concoct a spy tale or two and here he uses his talents… More