The Devil’s Double Review – Direction & Visual Effects
Lee Tamahori’s direction is average as he extracts maximum drama from the confrontations between the two lead characters but loses the plot as far as the wider scope of the story is concerned. He also botches up the climax, which is another drawback. Christian Henson’s background score goes with the mood of the film. Sam McCurdy’s cinematography is brilliant in capturing the barren landscapes as well as the shiny, rich life. The visual effects, especially in the sequences where Uday and Latif, played by the same actor, are in the same frame, are flawless. Editor Luis Carballar should have deleted some uninteresting scenes in the last few reels.
The Devil’s Double Review – Verdict
On the whole, The Devil’s Double will hold appeal for connoisseurs of different cinema only. Even Dominic Cooper’s extraordinary performance will not be able to salvage the film’s fate at the Indian box-office.