DUPLICITY (3.5 out of 5 stars)
When I went to see Duplicity over the weekend, I wasn’t too excited to see it. Quite frankly I had had what I like to call “trailer fatigue,” which happens when you watch the trailer for one movie so much that it gradually decreases your excitement to go see it. Yes, Clive Owen was in it as well as Julia Roberts, but even that didn’t help. So it was very reluctantly that I was dragged to the movies.
But here is where things get better. When the movie starts, we get a pretty cool opening scene showing Richard Garsik (Paul Giamatti) and Howard Tully (Tom Wilkinson) each CEOs of rival companies coming at each screaming and then throwing down. Nothing too original or exciting, right? Well, just imagine it in slow motion. Every weird face expression of not only the CEOs but their entourage is caught on camera. It’s really cool and puts you right in the middle of the rivalry between the two companies. In addition, it also sets up the movie perfectly right there and then.
The rest of the movie then focuses on Claire Stenwick (Julia Roberts) and Ray Koval (Clive Owen), two ex-spies who are working together to try and pull a con job. I gotta say, these two work very well together, I really loved their dynamic and I wasn’t bored throughout the whole movie. It all was very entertaining and pretty clever.
Now I’m not going to tell you how it all ends, but I will say this, the end was one of my favorite part of the movie.
Overall I think Duplicity is definitely worth a look. And if not in theaters at least on DVD.
You can watch the trailer for Duplicity below.