The Double (2011)
Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Martin Sheen, Tamer Hassan, Stephan Moyer, Chris Marquette, Odette Annable, Stana Katic, Yuri Sardarov
A Retired CIA operative is paired with a young FBI agent to unravel the mystery of a senator’s murder, with all signs pointing to a Soviet assassin.
With the movie falling into the suspense genre it makes perfect sense to cast an actor with Richard Gere’s abilities and he doesn’t disappoint. However the surprise is Topher Grace doing an adequate job opposite of Gere.
So much for the suspense, the movie gives away most of the plot within 30 mins of the movie. After the preverbal shoe had drop the rest of the film goes through the motions until about ten min left in the movie.
Within 30 min of the film we know almost everything we will need to know, the rest of the film is dedicated to the chase with Grace’s character putting together the puzzle piece long after the audience figured out the plot. The twist doesn’t come until the end when we learn that Grace’s character is a double agent sent to kill Gere. In the end the twist was far to late to really have the necessary impact it was met to have.
Was “The Double” a good movie? Yes. But in many ways was never a good Suspense movie. Michael Brandt and Derek Haas wrote the story, they used the “Bad Guys is ultimately good” plot which was much more successful in there previous co-writing exploits 3:10 to Yuma.
This was a good movie to rent, but I would never spend any money to buy it. it passed the time and in many ways I wanted to do much more than watch this movie, it never kept my interest fully. Let us know your thoughts of the Film and leave your comments below.
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