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: October 28, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Koehler

Like a magician performing one too many tricks, "The Double" overplays its deception while spinning a mildly diverting yarn.

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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Tony Medley

Richard Gere and Topher Grace say the lines and hit their marks like professionals do, but almost from the opening scene it's clear that this is a thriller that is less than thrilling.

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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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Dave White

Have you ever seen a movie like this? Yes? Then you know the answers to those questions. Or at least some of the answers. And you're right, they all involve "gotcha."

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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.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

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

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Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

It's not bad, but it's not great either.

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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