Movie Review: The Double (2011)

The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin “Cassius,” forces Paul Shepherdson, a retired CIA operative, to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary, to solve the crime. Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesis is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor, Tom Highland. Meanwhile, Agent Geary, who wrote his Master’s thesis on Shepherdson’s pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has resurfaced. As Shepherdson and Geary work their way through crimes both past and present, they discover that Cassius may not be the person they always thought him to be, forcing both to re-examine everything and everyone around them. Release Date: October 28th, 2011

Stars: Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Martin Sheen,Stephen Moyer, and Tamer Hassan
My Review:

This film was a delightful surprise.  Within the first 20 minutes the first big twist of the movie is revealed.  Usually when a thriller like this is made, they build up the story to the very end and then all of a sudden….the big twist!  Not The Double! they don’t make you wait.  Don’t worry though, they don’t give it all away at the beginning, there is another big twist at the end too.  It’s hard to do a review on this film because almost anything I say could ruin it for anyone reading this.  I will say this,  after watching a handful of OK movies, I was excited to see one that kept me intrigued the whole time.  I don’t ever remember watching any previews for this movie so when I saw it on Netflix, I wasn’t sure if it would be worth watching.  Overall it was a good movie and I would recommend it.

My Rating: B+


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