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Duplicity (DVD)

CLOSER co-stars Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite for Oscar-nominated director Tony Gilroy's drama tracing the illicit love affair between two spie...

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ProIt's a slick Hollywood espionage thriller...

ConsIt's less than the sum of its parts.

Claire Stenwick is a former CIA agent employed by a corporate giant to protect their intellectual property, while her former lover Ray Koval is ex-MI6. Together they hatch a plan to bag themselves a cool forty million dollars. All they have to do is steal a formula with the ability to...

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ProA decent script and very good characters

Consdoes require a lot of concentration

Whilst working for MI6 special Agent Ray had only ever suffered one major failure. He made the mistake of trusting Claire, who turned out to be CIA and she stole the documents he was trying to protect. Now skip forward 5 years and in a cruel twist of fate Ray has just been hired as Claire's...

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Super

ProVery watchable film

Consnone

I always enjoy a good thriller/ espionage film so I was very interested to watch Duplicity which was one of the DVDs that I received for Christmas. I had not seen the film before but it looked promising as it starred Julia Roberts and Clive Owen and having now watched it, I was not disappointed...

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ProGreat storyline, great actors, unexpected ending t...

ConsNo chemistry, confusing

When Claire Stenwick (Julia Roberts) and Ray Koval's (Clive Owen) paths cross, they begin an intimate affair. Ex-CIA agent, Claire, comes up with a plan where the two of them can work together in making a huge $40 million. With Claire working for a corporate giant in New York who have recently...

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“I Was Duped”

published 28/09/2009

ProPaul Giamatti, the idea of the plot is good

ConsThe main actors, the pace, the flicking back and f...

Claire Stenwick used to work for the CIA, and Ray Koval used to work for MI6. The pair had an affair many years ago, and now they're released from their respective agencies, they decide to do a job all of their own. Claire decides they should go to work for rival pharmaceutical companies and con...

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Super

ProGood acting and storyline

ConsA Bit confussing at times

Ray meets Claire in Dubai where they spend the night together but Ray is in for a shock when he wakes to find she has stolen from him. We move to 5 years later where Ray is working as a spy for a massive company and is due to meet another spy to collect information. He is in for a shock when it...

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Good

“Who's Playing Who?”

published 05/02/2010

ProQuite a good story line - when you can follow it.

ConsPlot quite complicated - you will need the rewind ...

Duplicity (2009) Plot This film stars Julia Roberts as Claire Stenwick an agent for the CIA. Clive Owen stars opposite as Ray Koval an agent for MI6. They meet at a party and it appears that after getting together, she robs him and leaves him. The film then moves forward 5 years and Ray confronts...

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Good

ProSexy cast and easy to digest

ConsBit long

Stars – Clive Owen & Julia Roberts Cert – 12a Run-Time –125 minutes Genre – Rom-con-spy-com. Blockbusters Rental – 99p per night Country – USA -------------------- Julia Roberts is just too perfect for me on screen. It’s like she has had a coat hanger rammed into her mouth at a very young age...

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Super

“Who is playing who?”

published 13/01/2012

Prostrong cast and dialogue

Conslots of confusing plot twists.

Duplicity is a film that will confuse you on so many levels, as it is one of those films that has a slow reveal, jumping about in time to show you a little more at a time until you see the whole picture. While this sort of film can sometimes be beyond my concentration level, I thoroughly enjoyed...

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This film is poorly rated at IMDB.com, but I still somehow ended up watching it. It stars Julia Roberts and Clive Owen as spys who team up to con their bosses. From the get-go, this film just oozes cheesiness. We were watching it and I kept thinking ‘it’s going to get better’, but it just didn’t...

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Super

ProFunny, clever and intricate plot

ConsMaybe a bit more convuletd than it needed to be

Duplicity is a romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen with an intricate plot and lots of twists and turns, nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I've heard quite a few negative reviews recently, admittedly I don't think Julia Roberts was at her best however the storyline...

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“What! Who! Huh?”

published 27/03/2009

ProSeeing julia roberts getting old

Consi had to pay to see this fim

Duplicity. Its so many movies all cramed into one. Twists here and twist there. Ocean's eleven was a fantastic movie- the twists, the intrigue, it was just perfect. Duplicity however tries to recreate this winner however you must remember how terrible oceans 12 and 13 were. Basically my point is...

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Super

ProFun to watch, good chemistry between Owen and Robe...

ConsFormulaic in parts and it would be nice to see Rob...

Although it's good to see Julia Roberts back, doing something other than an 'Oceans' film, it's not much of a departure really in roles, and she's in danger of being type-cast. Having said that she does do it well and although she has seen better days, it's still great to see her on screen. The...

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CLOSER co-stars Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite for Oscar-nominated director Tony Gilroy's drama tracing the illicit love affair between two spies-turned-corporate operatives. The Cold War has thawed, and for CIA agents seeking to make an easy mint, the real money is in multinational corporations. CIA officer Claire Stenwick (Roberts) and Ray Koval (Owen) are both racing to secure the formula for a product that will bring untold wealth to the company that lands the patent first as the stakes begin to rise, and their passions start to flare. Meanwhile, their mutual employers, industry giant Howerd Tully (Tom Wilkinson) and trailblazing CEO Dick Garsil (Paul Giamatti) start resorting to some seriously underhanded tactics in hope of gaining an advantage over the competition. Loners by definition of their own careers, Claire and Ray engage in a series of schemes and double-crosses while contending with the fact that their mutual attraction could ultimately jeopardize their entire missions.

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