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: July 29, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 22, 2011
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Los Angeles Times

Despite numerous pluses - Lee Tamahori's vigorous direction, handsome cinematography, outstanding production design, an impressive dual performance by Dominic Cooper as Uday and Latif - the film is more wearying than entertaining.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It is a ghastly, riveting, dazzling piece of work.

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Will Leitch

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

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

I'm not sure what it all adds up to, but The Devil's Double puts its hooks in you and keeps them there.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

The hero of "The Devil's Double" may get upstaged by the villain, but that's not exactly bad news for star Dominic Cooper, since he plays both parts.

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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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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Equally as offensive as the movie's smorgasbord of smut and violence is the lingering whiff of colonial-era orientalism, a Western predilection for regarding Eastern cultures as innately idle, lascivious, irrational, and thus ripe for intervention.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

Even more tasteless than its main character's gold 'n' marble palace.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Dominic Cooper is bloody brilliant.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos MagalhŃes
A lazy and terribly-directed movie that depicts Uday Hussein as a ridiculous caricature in what is a redundant story devoid of any subtlety. Besides, 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
Kevin M. Williams
Although a glimpse into the decadence of the Hussein regime this bears the serious flaw of being one note. And yes, that note is loud.
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
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
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