The Double Hour Synopsis
A couple's (Filippo Timi, Ksenia Rappoport) romantic getaway takes an unexpectedly dark turn.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A beautiful, head-spinning mystery that requires keen attention - and rewards it with a tricky and poetic payoff - The Double Hour is a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Nothing in this enjoyably twisty, cool/ hot, genre-grafting Italian psychological thriller by Giuseppe Capotondi is what it seems. And the...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
I've seen the fabulously acted Italian thriller The Double Hour twice now, and for all its intricate manipulations, it stays with me for a...
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By Michelle Orange
To say too much about what actually happens would be to rob you of the film's risks and narrative ripostes. What should be noted is that...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A twisty Italian thriller that takes some liberties with its now-you-see-'em/now-you-don't plot points, but no matter; the way director...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The movie's mixture of romance and noir, its air of menace and a certain occasional playfulness suggest the filmmakers have been thinking...
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Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Not a neat and tidy thriller. It is a most engrossing one, commanding our attention even as the filmmaker tries to slip this or that hole...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Doesn't always deliver on its twists. But it works well enough that an American remake is in the works.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What appears at first to be a Euro variation on David Lynch's patented mind games, though, ultimately settles for more conventional...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Natasha Senjanovic
A smart psychological thriller with the one fatal flaw that Slavic women in Italian television and cinema must be dark, tormented...
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Very good twist!

By zaringi
I really liked this movie, very original plot and unespected twists! The actors and the dialogiue were excellent!!! Nice Job!...

The Double Hour

By isshugar
I liked the movie which kept me thinking throughout. Interesting plot with many surprising twist. My criticism is the until the near end of the film I did not know which scenes were real or unreal....

The Double Hour: A Convoluted Mess Lost In Translation

By Alon Patterson
Fair is fair. We go to movies to be entertained, right? Some movies do, some don't. For me, this one didn't. Subtitles don't bother me a bit. Neither do things like poor lighting, dreary sets,...

A Must See

By iiisticks
Keeps you on the edge of your seat with twists and turns that leaves you talking about the movie for days to come!!!...

By j.aime.cinema

slow going

By sakillets
Movie started out great, kept following good story line.... Then slowed to a terrible ending. Terrible, slow, complex. Not a movie I'd watch again....

Engaging, but disappointing

By dornbiker
Smart character development, but in the end the film relies on a disappointing "woken from a coma" gimmick. After building sympathy for a character, we're then turned around to see the character as...

keeps you guessing right to the last minute

By ktarnow
for a sophisticated audience this is a well done, intriguing film....

Was there a point to this movie, other than insipid attempts

By elaray13

Top Shelf Romantic Thriller

By neildorrel
I loved this movie. Seeing it reminds one that film can truly be an art form, capable of evoking moving human emotions. After seeing so many mainstream American movies that all seem like such...

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Rated NR