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The Double review
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An average movie

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this movie since there was a decent cast involved, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, to be honest, I really struggled to get into this flick. First of all, I have to admit that I haven’t read this book from Dostoevsky (I probably should at some point) but the guy was a fascinating writer and the damned thing definitely had some potential. In fact, I discovered that Roman Polanski had tried to launch his own version in the 90’s but, after John Travolta dropped a week before starting to shoot, the project collapsed soon afterwards which is such a shame since it seemed to be some great material for the Polish material. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, it was not bad but this concept of a bleak dystopian bureaucratic society had already been done many times before, most famously in ‘Brazil’. Concerning Jesse Eisenberg, I thought he was pretty good playing these 2 characters but it was difficult to root for this main character who was such a pathetic loser. Furthermore, even though it was a nice surprise that the 2 lookalikes seemed to get along fine, unfortunately, very soon, the whole thing turned into some paranoid nightmare which was just generic and predictable. Anyway, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, it was still a decent watch and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 



6/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
2 months ago on 2 July 2019 09:18