Written April 28, 2012
Actual Gulf War footage FYI Dominic Cooper plays both roles and accomplishes well this acting feat . Take the R rating seriously. Death; torture; kidnapping of a young teen; suicide; drugs; sex; language. Not a Saddam Hussein movie; is about his son Uday and Uday's double. Well constructed story line and great look - design sets and costuming. Kind of fills in the dots on the Uday Hussein story.
Written January 15, 2012
the fact that it was based on truth gave this film a certain edge a tough story it was well acted no doubt the way it showed what can go wrong when too much power is given to the wrong person.
Written December 04, 2011
fantastic acting and movie. Dominic should be up for an oscar. He was phenomenal!! movie is hard to watch but so so good.
Written August 20, 2011
I was lucky enough to track this film down and finally get to see it. I was very pleased with what I got. A very beautifully made film with very nice cinematography. A Gold color cascaded over a lot of the scene reflecting the "golden" life that comes from being Saddam's son with all its power, money and sex. Wonderfully known 80s hits play in the background cementing the time period with a twisted feel. Dominic Cooper gives an amazing performance as both main characters that are even more different than Night and Day. If you enjoy the wealthy decadence and debauchery of an insane man then you will find a good reason to like this film. In the end it was a very enjoyable film.
Written August 29, 2011
The Devil's Double is a MUST SEE movie. History is unfolding during our lifetimes and we must be witness to it. Uday was a crazy person and this film, especially as portrayed with heart and soul by Dominic Cooper, demonstrates that. It's hard to believe this is the same actor that portrayed the sweet fiance in Mamma Mia! Go see it - and then think about whether you believe Sadam is really gone. Not for kids, graphic violence.