The Devil’s Double (Lee Tamahori – 2011) B-

I wonder if Uday Hussein was really that much of a horrible person. I mean it’s all in the title of this well-made movie. He is a bad bad person and he needs a double as a stand-in for him during speaches and public appearances. Enter the mild-mannered Latif Yahia (jeez, for anyone who speaks Arabic, even the dude’s first name is interesting) and he is almost the exact opposite of Uday. He is portrayed as a saint almost, probably a bit too much. Either way, the best thing about this movie is Dominic Cooper’s performance as both characters. He does an amazing job playing the psychotic rapist/torturer and the nice guy forced into being his double.


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