Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Adam Bell, a glum, disheveled history professor who seems disinterested even in his beautiful girlfriend Mary. Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double; a bit-part actor named Anthony St. Clair, and decides to track him down. The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined.
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,5.1 Dolby Digital,rda
video file,DVD video,rda
Additional Contributors: Gyllenhaal, Jake 1980-, Actor
Rossellini, Isabella Actor
Laurent, Mélanie 1983-, Actor
Gadon, Sarah 1987-, Actor
Villeneuve, Denis 1967-, film director
Gullón, Javier screenwriter
Saramago, José screenwriter
Lions Gate Films film distributor


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Jan 08, 2015
  • jaketaz777 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

He was in treatment with a psychiatrist, so the ending made sense. This trip took him back to the realization of who he still is...

Dec 24, 2014
  • 3romm3la rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Although slow paced, I found the movie intriguing, but was disappointed with the ending.

Dec 06, 2014
  • voisjoe1_0 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays a college professor who spots a two-bit actor in a film, and the actor looks just like him. Soon Gyllenhaal is also playing the role of the look-alike, as the college professor, out of curiosity finds the actor’s phone number and soon we get the inevitable meeting between the two. At first, we sense a character difference between the two, but then the two seem to become more alike so we have shake ourselves and try to remember which person we are supposedly looking at. The film is loosely based on the novel, The Double, by Nobel prize-winning Jose Saramago, a novel I plan to pick up this Monday to discover whether I will be able to withstand its ambiguity.

I dunno, this wasn't that bad as some of the reviwers would like you to believe. I don't get these folks with comments like 'this is an hour and a half of my life I'm never going to get back, like it was such a tragedy. Some people can't wrap their heads around thinking films.
There was a gal I worked with that went off on 2001 being boring, rather than just admit the thing was over her head. Do we need a comment section here when all the nay sayers are here just to try to drive people away?
Like with the Black Swan, things didn't start to fall in place until the third act when we first start to wonder how much of what had passed had been really hallucinations, which made things more interesting for the finale.
True, this film was a bit slower, but it was still fun to watch.

Nov 17, 2014
  • joywolf83 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It's a "head scratcher" like Inception or The Prestige. However it leaves you without any explanations. Jake did a faboulous job acting. Leave this one alone if you like tidy endings.

Nov 10, 2014
  • roystreat rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Predictable and boring: filled with shots of people walking - s l o w l y.

Nov 04, 2014
  • xaipe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This movie was adapted from the Portuguese author Jose Saramago's novel "The Double" which gave it a promising beginning, but the screenwriter has seen too many of David Lynch's films. The eerie, off- balance narrative, accompanied by a weird music track gives the movie both an art house cachet and a "WTF' response from the viewer - or at least that was my take on it. It was an interesting failed attempt at adaptation and Jake Gyllenhall, who is a good but limited actor, just wasn't a good choice for the dopplegangers.

Nov 03, 2014
  • duane767 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Give Mr. G credit for branching out and doing something different and shout out to all the Toronto and Mississauga references and sites in this movie. Just definitely not my cup of tea and can't recommend it, though I'd have to say if the beginning and the end were either changed or omitted altogether the story in between wouldn't have suffered as much.

This was an hour and a half of my life that I will never get back. Don't waste your time.

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