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Duplicity

5.2
7,806
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Original title
Duplicity
Year
Running time
125 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Tony Gilroy
Music
James Newton Howard
Cinematography
Robert Elswit
Cast
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Producer
Universal Pictures / Relativity Media
Genre
Thriller. Mystery. Romance
Synopsis / Plot
A pair of corporate spies who share a steamy past hook up to pull off the ultimate con job. CIA officer Claire Stenwick and MI6 agent Ray Koval have left the world of government intelligence to cash in on the highly profitable cold war raging between two rival multinational corporations. Their mission? Secure the formula for a product that will bring a fortune to the company that patents it first. For their employers—industry titan Howard Tully and buccaneer CEO Dick Garsik— nothing is out of bounds. But as the stakes rise, the mystery deepens and the tactics get dirtier, the trickiest secret for Claire and Ray is their growing attraction. And as they each try to stay one double-cross ahead, two career loners find their schemes endangered by the only thing they can't cheat their way out of: love.
Awards
2009: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Actress Comedy (Roberts)
Critics' reviews
  • "Smart, droll and dazzling to look at and listen to, writer-director Tony Gilroy's effervescent, intricately plotted puzzler proves in every way superior to his 2007 success 'Michael Clayton'."
  • "Glossy look at corporate espionage makes for cerebral more than emotional fun. (...) The movie is fun, with plenty of intrigue and suspense that will have audiences clutching at their arm rests."
  • "Effervescent Espionage With Two Irresistible Forces. (...) “Duplicity” is superior entertainment, the most elegantly pleasurable movie of its kind to come around in a very long time."
  • "The chemical combustion just isn’t there between Julia and Clive, and you can’t help wondering if Gilroy wrote this with George Clooney in mind. Still, a glamorous, diverting escapade that over-30s in particular can enjoy. (...) Rating: ★★★ (out of five)."
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