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3.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelming, 8 Jan. 2012
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This review is from: The Devil's Double [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
A couple of friends had told me that they really enjoyed this movie thanks to Dominic Cooper's performance but at times, I was wondering if they were watching the same film as me. Whilst he has a difficult task of essentially playing three characters (Uday Hussein, Latif Yahia, Latif Yahia pretending to be Uday Hussein), Cooper felt underwhelming at times and on occasion, even a little hammy. He isn't horrendous, but just a bit disappointing, as is Ludivine Sagnier, an actress I generally admire, who is also mediocre in her role of Sarrab. Thankfully, the supporting cast are very good, in particular Raad Rawi as Munem who helps bring the acting quality up a level. The film does a few things excellently, such as capturing the disturbing violence of Uday Hussein and his ridiculous excesses but it is missing a certain spark in the way Latif Yahia's story is told and characters could've been developed better. It's worth a rental or a cheap buy because of the things the film gets right, but I was left a bit disappointed. 3/5
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