Enemy

Enemy

Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) takes the director’s chair for the thriller.



Published: Thu 5 Jun 2014, 11:07 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 6:28 PM

Similar in premise to the recent Jesse Eisenberg film The Double, Enemy sees Jake Gyllenhaal play both cheerless professor Adam and his actor doppelganger Anthony.

After Adam sees his lookalike onscreen, he seeks him out and the pair’s lives soon begin to intertwine. Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) takes the director’s chair for the thriller.

“Enemy is a bewilderingly skillful metaphysical thriller combining Swiss-watch engineering and surrealism, like one of Dali’s melted timepieces,” said Colin Covert of The Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

“Despite some flaws and frustrations, this is one movie whose ending you will not see coming,” said Rafer Guzman of Newsday.

Enemy currently has a 75% rating on rottentomatoes.com and a 7.0/10 rating on imdb.com.

trivia

  • Before Jake Gyllenhaal signed on, Christian Bale and Javier Bardem were both offered the lead dual role.


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