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The Double

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Michael Brandt

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Plot Summary

When a United States Senator is brutally murdered, the evidence points to a Soviet assassin code-named Cassius, who was long-thought to be dead. Two men who know Cassius best are thrown together to catch him. Paul Shepherdson (Richard Gere, An Officer and a Gentleman) is a retired CIA operative who spent his career tracking Cassius around the globe. Ben Geary (Topher Grace, Spider-Man 3) is a hotshot young FBI Agent and family man who has studied the killer's every move. Ben thinks he knows Cassius, but Paul knows he is dead wrong. Now, time is running out to stop this merciless killing machine before he finds his next target. Martin Sheen (The Departed), Odette Yustman (Cloverfield) and Stana Katic (Castle) costar in this tense thriller from the co-writers of Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma that will keep you guessing until the very last shot.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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20%
  • Reviews Counted: 46
  • Fresh: 9
  • Rotten: 37
  • Average Rating: 4.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: A tedious, impenetrable cat-and-mouse game involving Russian double and triple agents. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Oct 27, 2011

Rotten: The twist in The Double slack mystery-thriller is revealed with a shrug about a third of the way in. After that, it's all about Gere looking grim, and Grace looking stricken as he learns what we already know. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Oct 27, 2011

Rotten: There's a sanded-off, textbook creativity to "The Double" that forsakes rich cloak-and-dagger textures for generic twists, hackneyed flashbacks and telegraphed moments of peril. – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, Oct 27, 2011

Rotten: A barely warm dish of Cold War leftovers that shows its hand too early, then works itself into an increasingly implausible tangle of knotty plot developments without ever mustering much intensity. – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter, Oct 21, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Good movie, good action, twisting plot

Good movie. Forget the critics, they're useless. This movie has lots of action, and the plot twists. Good movie.

Really Critics?

They must have not seen this movie to give it such a horrible rating. Seriously forget what the critics say usually when they bomb a movie it is usually good you know its true. Most critics have horrible taste in movies. Ok now thats done. Twisted plot tons of action great story and keeps you interested the whole time. Richard Gere at a high point. Topher Grace is awesome aswell. See it you wont regret it Unless your a critic.

The critics are idiots

Excellent movie. The critics are idiots.

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