The Devil's Double

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Released 2011

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Director:
Lee Tamahori
Released:
2011
Rating:
R
Based on a shocking true story, THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE follows the riveting journey of Latif, a man forced to become the body double of Saddam Hussein's ruthless son, Uday. Thrust into the debauched life of fast cars, easy women, and limitless power, Latif becomes virtually indistinguishable from the feared "Black Prince." As war threatens Uday's gangster regime, Latif realizes he must escape from the devil's den - or die trying.

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  • 80

    Variety

    The life story of Latif Yahia, body double to Saddam Hussein's diabolically unhinged son Uday, makes for slick action-movie fodder in The Devil's Double, a rocket-powered thriller.

  • 60

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    As the film moves through his world of blood and sex and curdled machismo, The Devil's Double inhales some of his toxic, shallow energy. At times you feel as if you were stuck in "...

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times

    Despite numerous pluses - Lee Tamahori's vigorous direction, handsome cinematography, outstanding production design, an impressive dual performance by Dominic Cooper as Uday and La...

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