Enemy (2014)

Academy Award Nominee Jake Gyllenhaal reteams with his PRISONERS director, Academy Award Nominee Denis Villeneuve, in this sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller that breathes new life into the doppleganger tradition. Adam… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 14, 2014
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2014
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thanks to a strong performance from Jake Gyllenhaal and smart direction from Denis Villeneuve, Enemy hits the mark as a tense, uncommonly adventurous thriller.

Dana Stevens

I can't get Enemy's peculiar, fevered mood, or the memory of that wackadoo last image, out of my head.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Enemy is a bewilderingly skillful metaphysical thriller combining Swiss-watch engineering and surrealism, like one of Dali's melted timepieces.

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John Lui
The Straits Times (Singapore)

While the film is finely crafted and boasts excellent performances from female leads Laurent and Sarah Gadon, everything is too restrained and tasteful and, in particular, too reliant on the suspense trope of the chase.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A spooky enigma, more ponderous than provocative, more silly than suspenseful.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Movies about doubles are, almost by definition, creepy, but Villeneuve, not to be outdone, piles on the weirdness.

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Alex Heeney
Seventh Row

It's all style - and what wonderful, skillful style it is - with little substance.

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Rafer Guzman

Despite some flaws and frustrations, this is one movie whose ending you will not see coming.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

"Enemy" is what might happen if someone let Terrence Malick make a "Twilight Zone" episode, with a quick rewrite by David Cronenberg.

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Jay Ledbetter
Film Inquiry

Featuring a tremendous performance by Jake Gyllenhaal and bold direction from Denis Villeneuve, Enemy is a masterfully crafted film with a tricky but very fulfilling premise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A challenging and disorienting puzzle that moves at a slow-burning pace and builds an extremely tense atmosphere to promote discussions and interpretations… More
Kase Vollebregt
Villanueve's latest sends a shiver down the spine, a thrilling and contemplative film that leaves audiences perplexed and engaged. Few films instill such… More
Jens S.
Excellently acted and filmed mystery thriller about a man who discovers an actor looks exactly like him. The film does a lot of things right in the unraveling… More
Christian C
Definitely not a pure "entertainment" type of film. I really had to think about this one after the film's conclusion to sort all the pieces out… More
KJ Proulx
Bafflingly brilliant in every way, "Enemy" marks a career high for Jake Gyllenhaal, as he portrays the characters of Adam and Anthony. After seeing a… More
Manu Gino
You can't escape Yourself! Very Good Film! Enemy is the latest thriller from Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, and it stands as a hybrid mix of David… More