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This review is from: The Double [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
Any creative endeavour that keeps Richard Ayoade on the right side of the camera (i.e. behind it) should be wildly encouraged, so I'm flying the flag for his latest directorial effort, an adaptation of the novella by Russian scribbler Dostoyevsky. As you'll see from the other reviews on here, this film is clearly not everyone's idea of a fun night out (or in), but I found it atmospheric, darkly funny, well designed and directed, with an excellent central performance from rent-a-geek Jesse Eisenberg. Furthermore, the audience-friendly running time of ninety minutes means the movie doesn't outstay it's welcome. If you're tired of endless rom-coms/3D fantasy/sci-fi/bloodless remakes etc, you could do alot worse.