The Double

This spy-versus-spy thriller can barely hit a single

The Double

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Directors: Michael Brandt
Starring: Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Martin Sheen
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Japanese title: Kao no nai Spy

Retired CIA enforcer Paul Shepherdson (Richard Gere) is called back into duty when a target long presumed dead emerges as the lone suspect in a US senator’s murder. Partnered with a brilliant fresh-faced Fed (Topher Grace) inexperienced in the dark arts of espionage, Paul quickly finds himself snapping the necks of Slavic thugs and confronting his own shocking past. Like a Training Day for spy thrillers, The Double provocatively pairs Gere and Grace as a grey-green odd couple, only to unravel as the double-crossed absurdities pile up and the duo start trading bad Russian accents in a private Mexican standoff. Oh nyet you didn’t!

The Double opens nationwide on February 25

By Eric Hynes
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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