Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Movie Review: The Double

The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin Cassius, forces Paul Shepherdson (Richard Gere), a retired CIA operative, to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary (Topher Grace), 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 (Martin Sheen). 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.

The Double
Released: 2011
Runtime: 99 mins
Rating: 4/5 stars
Buy: Not Available Yet

Well Wednesday night and i am going to cinema after quite a long time to watch a movie!I didn't had any particular movie i wanted to watch, i just wanted to hang out for some time.Bad luck though... there wasn't any movie to pick my interest.But i wanted to watch a movie, so finally i choosed The Double, starring Richard Gere and the new spiderman guy Topher Grace.

I must admit that i haven't seen a movie with agents,detectives,CIA,FBI,serial killers etc. for a long long time and i was quite reluctant about that movie!but i was wrong!The movie as you can see in the summary is about a retired CIA Agent Paul Shepherdson (Richard Gere) who cooperates with a FBI rookie Ben Geary(Topher Grace) because a serial killer has decided to start the murders again!

First i have to say, and it realy mades me happy to tell it, that this is one of the few movies that the producer has thought of a script for the movie and didn't just took a book or a fairy tale and rewrite it!Yeah maybe it has a cliche story,a serial killer who was long time vanished,starts the murders again and blah blah, but it is good.So that is one good fact for the movie,for me at least.The movie now is realy good, with some good action especially after the first half.Richard Gere does his role realy good as we expect but the real surprise here is Topher Grace.He was so good in his role!I am eager to see how he will play at spiderman in which is the main star.About the cast,except Grace and Gere there isn't any famous actor/actress, but it is good and has done a good job without something fantastic to expect.There is one special element about the movie,though, which i didn't expect and in my opinion it was good!You will learn the truth about the story early in the movie and then you will see the movie from that perspective,which is actually good.You know the truth but the characters don't, and that is so interesting!And another thing,the end is fantastic,you can never guess it!!

The music was good and it was fitting the movie really well,dark and mysterious, but it wasn't something you will want to hear again at your ipod or mp3, or something you will remember after.

To summarize The Double was a really good movie, with good cast and music, and i would say that everyone who loves movies of that kind should give it a try and watch it!And that from a guy who doesn't like those movies too much.

Cast:Richard Gere,Topher Grace,
Odette Annable,Martin Sheen,Nicole Forester,Stephen Moyer,
Chris Marquette,Jimmy Ortega,Stana Katic,Tamer Hassan.


  1. George: Topher Grace is NOT the new Spiderman....He played in the 3rd one as the black bad thing....Andrew Garfield is gonna be the new one....


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