83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is above all entertaining, if you enjoy human grotesquerie and flamboyant acting. Let's face it: Many of us do. There's a reason Hannibal Lecter remains the most popular villain in the movies.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie isn't deep, or particularly intricate; it doesn't play all that much with the potential for mistaken identities, and the cruelty it depicts becomes repetitive or, worse still, desensitizing. But The Devil's Double does give us indelible images of Uday's decadence - the filmmakers say they're understated - and a double dip of dazzling acting.
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70

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
As it is, The Devil's Double, a handsome and occasionally dazzling thriller with at least one dynamo performance from its star, is ultimately dominated by its style.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This is a breakthrough star performance from a terrific actor getting a chance to let it rip.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Undeniably fascinating as a visit to a world you'd never have wanted to have come near in real life -- that of the Hussein family's inner sanctum -- the film falls crucially short by not providing a window into the mind of the man who was coerced into acting as his double.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
This is a straight-up gangsta film, yo. Spare us the phony redemption.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Bring Wet-Naps to The Devil's Double. It's coated and fried in the same batter KFC uses for Extra Crispy chicken. The movie might be greasier, actually.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Even if it means blowing more than half the budget on animal wranglers, any movie that profiles Saddam Hussein's eldest son and Iraqi psychopath Uday Hussein is incomplete without the presence of his personal zoo. It's like filming a Michael Jackson biopic and leaving out the chimp, Ferris wheel and kid who played "Webster."
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Dominic Cooper gives a riveting dual performance in The Devil's Double, but the movie is a relentless one-note drama that loses its momentum halfway through.
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52 out of 100
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