Enemy

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Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Enemy
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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
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Mar 19, 2015
  • akirakato rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This is a 2013 Canadian-Spanish psychological thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve, loosely adapted by Javier Gullón from José Saramago's 2002 novel "The Double."
The story tells about two men who are physically identical, but different in terms of personality.
It is a profoundly interesting and thought-provoking story.
However, the ending is ridiculous because Adam sees a tarantula spider big enough to fill the room.
It ends suddenly like a scientific-fiction B-movie in the 1950s.
This giant spider messes up the whole film at the very end.
What a pity!

Mar 18, 2015
  • Samsung rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Intriguing--in the true sense, not the movie-critic sense. I also find it very Freudian. Quite carefully composed; the professorial scenes alone are captivating for their content, and the writing on the chalk board is real and relevant. The dictatorship of the family is highly under-acknowledged in main-stream society. In particular the dictator-mother, for that alone this movie hugely sets itself apart.

Mar 15, 2015
  • uncommonreader rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

In the words of the director, "a documentary about the subconscious". Interesting.

Mar 06, 2015
  • britprincess1 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

What an abstruse film. I mean, I appreciate a slow burn film, but this is just artsy-fartsy malarkey. ORPHAN BLACK was able to condense the whole film's plot into the first three minutes of its series premiere before moving onto something more compelling after the theme song played. And ORPHAN BLACK's not weird and draining like ENEMY is. Jake Gyllenhaal seems deliriously psychotic here and this role doesn't call for that kind of gleeful instability; a little edgy, sure, but that's not what the character becomes. I'm unsure who to blame: the actors, the writer, the director, the producer... It doesn't matter. It's so full of holes it's a doilie. It should have been much more substantial, especially considering its running time. For a film that was only ninety minutes with the credits included, ENEMY certainly felt like it dragged. For that creepy doppelganger thrill, watch something vastly better, like the wonderful TV series ORPHAN BLACK. I can't recommend the hopelessly underwhelming ENEMY.

Feb 28, 2015
  • patbik rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Possibly the worst movie Jake Gyllenhaal has ever played in. Don't waste your time!

Feb 21, 2015
  • thislibrarysucksbad rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Horribly confusing and extremely BORING!!!

Feb 13, 2015
  • peasworth rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I liked this movie. But I cannot tell you why. File this one under 'weird'

Feb 09, 2015
  • Hyacinth22 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Mid-movie I thought I had it figured out...but nope. It ended with me scratching my head. I didn't get it. I also watched the youtube video explanation.

Feb 03, 2015
  • rudyone rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a purely freudian psychological film. If you like to analyze your dreams, you can be entertained for hours doing so after seeing it. You will also see it again to make sense of it. It is nightmarish and frightening. It is like exploring your unconscious and seeing your faults and fearing that your real self is phony and fractured. Frankly, I had a nightmare after seeing it. If you are afraid of spiders, don't see or else face your own fears and have fun picking up symbolic images of your id.

Jan 18, 2015
  • magictouch rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Based on Nobel laureate Jose Saramago's novel -- a complicated and perplexing encounter of a look alike revealed true color of character in one another or breeding an unknown stranger in a befuddled self-skepticism.
Work like a steam devil! Surreal!

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