The Devil's Double Synopsis
The body double of one of Saddam Hussein's sons reveals details in the life of the Iraqi tyrant.
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

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

The Devil's Double

By Drez_Digital
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....

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By georgedye
fantastic acting and movie. Dominic should be up for an oscar. He was phenomenal!! movie is hard to watch but so so good....

A very high Go, for a very Nice Movie.

By NassaDane
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...

Dominic Cooper ROCKS

By DeniseWaghorn
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...


By ekvegas
If half of this is true then I'm suprised his father didn't kill him himself....


By joseiluvsmovies
Great acting. Gruesome depiction of a spoiled rich kid. The writer made certain that this film keep with the theme of Americans hating Sadam Hussein and his family. It was provocative and...

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By analystken
Great movie though the theme is repeated a bit much....

A Brutal Tour de Force.

By Alon Patterson
Not since “Scarface” has there been a more brutal and biting dramatic performance. This film is very difficult to watch at times but speaks clearly and I believe, honestly of its subject matter. I...

Could've been Better

By Eddie_Blue
With better direction, this film could have been a fascinating exploration into sociopathy. God knows the lead was up to the task unfortunately. His talent is wasted here....

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Rated R | For Strong brutal violence and torture, sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and pervasive language