- Leap Year (5.00 out of 5)
- The Alamo (2004) (5.00 out of 5)
- The Spy Next Door (5.00 out of 5)
- The Lovely Bones (5.00 out of 5)
- Legion (5.00 out of 5)
- Extraordinary Measures (5.00 out of 5)
- Alpha and Omega (5.00 out of 5)
- Marley and Me (2008) (5.00 out of 5)
- Friends with Benefits (5.00 out of 5)
- A Dangerous Method (5.00 out of 5)
The Devil’s Double
Movie: The Devil’s Double
- Director: Lee Tamahori
- Release Date: August 2011
- Writers: Michael Thomas, Latif Yahia
- Run Time: 109
- Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Tagline: Sex… Power… Too much money… What do you get a Prince that has everything?
Review: After the slew of Iraq movies, all of them from the American soldiers perspective (Green Zone, The Hurt Locker, Three Kings) I found the subject matter of this film to be a refreshing change. What most people know or remember of Gulf war one, is completely overshadowed by Gulf war Two/ Iraqi Freedom. So to be able to go back in time and get a glimpse of Baghdad in its hey day was a remarkable break from Victory movies, this is the only movie about Iraq to date as seen from an Iraqi viewpoint. Yes, its violent (not necessarily moreso than Saw, Texas chainsaw massacre et al) but then since it is a portrayal of events in a real persons life would you want it any other way? Dominic Cooper is just fantastic, he inhabits both characters flawlessly and for the most part you genuinely believe that he is two people.
As for the excess, obscenity, gratuitous violence and material wealth that some other reviewers have complained about, well, that was Bagdad in the 80s, does it have to be dressed up in Military Fatigues screaming U.S.A to be a good movie? If you liked Scarface, if you want an action packed ride, if you love depth of colour and sound in your movie. If you want to see great acting from Dominic Cooper, then this is the movie for you.
When you go see it, ask yourself, what would you have done in the same situation as the main character Latif Yahia? Could you have survived, because, unless you hadnt heard it is based on a true story.
Watch and Enjoy, I have watched it twice and want to watch it again because each time I watch it I cant believe its over, I want more! Stories like this dont come around everyday. Unless of course you want to watch another Hurt Locker, it may have won a lot of Oscars but The Devils Double deserves more.