Enemy Synopsis
A mild-mannered college professor investigates the life of an actor who looks exactly like him.
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By Rodrigo Perez
Enemy is a transfixing grand slam that certifies Villeneuve as the real deal and one of the most exciting new voices in cinema today.
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By Michael Nordine
Denis Villeneuve's shared dream of a film takes the simple premise of a man glimpsing his doppelganger while watching a movie and mines...
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By David Ehrlich
Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy might have the scariest ending of any film ever made.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Shot before the Canadian director made the major-studio, suburban-vigilante drama "Prisoners," Enemy operates on a level of carefully...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's not a frenzied head-trip, the way Roman Polanski's "The Tenant" was, nor does the movie have half the energy and nightmarish allure of...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
This is a weird, psychological sexual thriller clearly designed to get a rise out of audiences. It’s also pretty damn engrossing.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
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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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Much of the fun in Enemy, which is tightly constructed and expertly shot, lies in Mr. Gyllenhaal’s playful and subtle performances.
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By Peter Debruge
Ultimately, the enigmatic surface conflict — in which a man must contend with his own carbon copy as rival — proves to be the film’s own...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Gyllenhaal is excellent in the dual roles, though Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) is given too little to do to make much of an impression....
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Go, but be keep expectations low.

By eak391
Go because the concept is interesting, the acting is great, the tension is awesome, and the enigma of whole film is worthwhile. Still, don't expect a resolution and be prepared to just enjoy the...

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By movies2alert
Weird, bizarre, twisted, confusing and dragging are some of the characteristics would use to sum up Enemy. Interesting plot point, what would happen if you one day, met an exact duplicate of...

What would you do if you met yourself?

By glenn57x
Enemy is surreal, disturbing and thrilling. Jake gives a great performance in this movie. Denis Villeneuve’s direction quite fine, as well. Anyone who sees this film will be thinking about it long...

Stylish and eerie, with great acting by Jake G

By minasamuels
Thought provoking--we are still considering what exactly happened; but that's what made it a good movie. In addition to the performances and the design, which were really good....

The Enemy of wasted time

By Lesley547
We and several people, having given this movie plenty of time to get to some sort of point, finally walked out. A few others were literally put to sleep. Fine cast completely squandering their talent...

Great Actors Explore Crazy Script

By gkfarley
The adult movie is dark and complex leaving you with a feeling of 'what happened'... As a mid-50's Professional that gets most scenario's, I was lost during this entire movie wondering why they did...


By thomasbernhard
lacking credibility and an overbearing tone of ominous totally unjustified by the facts of the plot. Boring and draggy. Kept waiting for the twist that would justify it, but that never came....


By sub_dude
Bizarre, moody but quite good. Jake is terrific, as are both of his partners. The Toronto locations are amazing, a scary vision of the North American megacity as a constellation of high-design...

By alanbrowdy

Don't waste your time and money on this movie.

By Salinwa
The creep factor was very creepy and ended up being the very thing that ruined it. Sadly, it is likely that hearing of the creep factor is what will be the lure for many to waste good time and money...

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Rated R | For Language, Graphic Nudity and Some Strong Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Mind-bending, surreal mystery with sex and language.
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