100

The Guardian

By Henry Barnes
The Double isn't an original idea. It wasn't even in Dostoyevsky's time. But it's a great story. And Ayoade has produced a brilliant copy.
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91

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
The story arrives at a satisfying emotional conclusion with wonderfully thoughtful ramifications.
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91

The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
Totally bonkers, hilarious and wickedly clever, The Double is special and singular filmmaking at its best.
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85

NPR

By Bob Mondello
This workplace-as-hellscape is not new territory, exactly — the story's based on Dostoevsky, plays like Kafka, and looks like an Orwellian nightmare. But who'd complain, since it lets Jesse Eisenberg offer what amounts to an acting master-class.
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80

Empire

By David Hughes
Given the obvious influences on The Double, it could have felt like a facsimile of other films. Instead, it has enough individuality, imagination and idiosyncratic invention to identify it as a true original.
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80

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The Double, with its inviting alienation, nails a curious mood that's been too long absent from contemporary film: the anxious admission that the world might be weighted against the plucky individual, and that prickling you feel just before such thoughts make a sweat break out.
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78

Film.com

By Calum Marsh
The Double taps into a deep reservoir of psychic turmoil even as it navigates the script’s abundant jokes, and the nightmare of the heart of the film is doubtless universal.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The film’s bleakness is almost satirical. It’s "Brazil" drained of the daydreams.
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75

RogerEbert.com

While the cinematography and production design give The Double a formidable if not particularly original look, what really sells the movie is its acting. Eisenberg is unshowily brilliant in his dual role.
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60

Variety

By Justin Chang
Undeniably impressive as a visual-psychological construct, The Double is ultimately a rigid, one-joke movie that feels hard pressed to sustain any sort of momentum over the course of its 92-minute running time.
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68 out of 100
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Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.