Duplicity (2009) - Golden Globe® Nominee!
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She's Ex-CIA. He's Ex- MI6. Together They're Stealing A Fortune.
|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.|
"An enormously enjoyable hybrid, a romantic comedy set at the center of a caper movie. But the froth arrives with steel bubbles--the tone is amused and mordantly satirical. David Denby, The New Yorker
"Whip-smart, sexy and delightfully twisty romantic thriller. Lou Lumenick, New York Post
Editor's NoteDUPLICITY is a slick, Soderberghian comic caper in which it?s never exactly clear who is being conned. It?s easy to see that ex-CIA agent Claire Stenwick (Julia Roberts) and former MI6 member Ray Koval (Clive Owen) have a heated history together when they embark on an elaborate mission of corporate espionage. Two rival CEOs (played by the always fantastic Tom Wilkinson and Paul Giamatti) are battling for the top spot in their industry, and a top-secret new product would determine who would wear the crown. But this isn?t just about business innovation and profit: Claire and Ray have a plan that would help them get the prized formula and walk away with millions. Tony Gilroy?s previous work as screenwriter and director--namely the Jason Bourne films and MICHAEL CLAYTON--didn?t give any indication that he could create something this bouncy and light. But while DUPLICITY is fun, it?s never dumb; it jumps back and forth in time with style, playing an elaborate game that its scheming lead characters would be proud of. As Ray and Claire, Owen and Roberts display the same fiery chemistry that they showed in the gut-punching romantic drama CLOSER, but this time, they play (mostly) nice. If DUPLICITY can draw comparison to the classic genre bender CHARADE, then it?s not a stretch to liken Owen to Cary Grant--he has an easy charm that ensnares not only each woman in the film but everyone in the audience as well.
Duplicity - DVD Review
By: Chris Barsanti filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 8/14/2009 4:48 PM
|It doesn't take much to make the life of a spy look great. The travel, expense account, sense of danger, all that role-playing -- it's catnip for most people, whose greatest investment in daily skullduggery tends to be making their boss believe they're actually working. In Duplicity, however, writer/director Tony Gilroy ups the ante by reveling in all of the above while throwing in a keen sense of fun and maybe even a dash of honest-to-god romance. It's a dashing and bright entertainment that aims to please without scraping the floor for your approval. In other words, about as different a world from Gilroy's Michael Clayton as could be imagined....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Lisa Roberts Gillan|
|Jennifer Fox - Producer|
|Robert Elswit - Director of Photography|
|Ryan Kavanaugh - Executive Producer|
|James Newton Howard - Composer|
|Kerry Orent - Producer|
|Tony Gilroy - Screenwriter|
|Laura Bickford - Producer|
|Tony Gilroy - Director|