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The Devil's Double Review

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4.5

Grae Drake Profile

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    52

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Undeniably fascinating as a visit to a world you'd never have wanted to have come near in real life -- that of the Hussein family's inner sanctum -- the film falls crucially short by not providing a window into the mind of the man who was coerced into acting as his double.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    The movie isn't deep, or particularly intricate; it doesn't play all that much with the potential for mistaken identities, and the cruelty it depicts becomes repetitive or, worse still, desensitizing. But The Devil's Double does give us indelible images of Uday's decadence - the filmmakers say they're understated - and a double dip of dazzling acting.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie is above all entertaining, if you enjoy human grotesquerie and flamboyant acting. Let's face it: Many of us do. There's a reason Hannibal Lecter remains the most popular villain in the movies.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    I'm not sure what it all adds up to, but The Devil's Double puts its hooks in you and keeps them there.

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