Metascore
25

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 15 out of 22
  1. 75
    Frenetic, maddening, exhilarating, ridiculous, fascinating farce of an action-comedy-thriller-mystery-whatever.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    Gallo has delivered a clever suspense comedy that, thanks to a taut script, creative direction, and first-rate performances from its leads, gives Double Take more weight than one would expect from a genre crowd-pleaser.
  3. Snappily written and even more snappily directed.
  4. Reviewed by: David Chute
    60
    An even-handed mixture of suspense and comedy that aims to play fair with the audience on both fronts.
  5. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    50
    There's so much going on it's hard to keep track, and after a while you may be tempted to give up.
  6. 38
    As buddy pics go, this is pretty much not even worth a single look, let alone a double take.
  7. 38
    We've since seen plenty of self-satisfied smart alecks, and Freddy, as written and played, brings nothing new to the party.
  8. 30
    You get the feeling that everyone was in a good mood and the margaritas were pouring, but neither Gallo nor anybody else ever found a bottom line for this movie or its characters.
  9. 25
    I realized there was no hope for the movie because the plot and characters had alienated me beyond repair. If an audience is going to be entertained by a film, first they have to be able to stand it.
  10. This dismally strained comedy defies laughs and doesn't contain an ounce of internal logic.
  11. Another racial cartoon buddy movie that eagerly flogs its best laugh -- indeed, its only laugh -- in the trailer.
  12. 25
    The often difficult-to-follow plot is sort of "Traffic" for nitwits.
  13. 25
    If ever a film was fit only for straight-to-video release, it's this one.
  14. Most of the comedy, such as it is, consists of the uppity Chase acting "street" and the ghetto-fabulous Tiffany putting on moneyed airs. But, if you've seen the trailers, you already know that.
  15. 20
    A shell game passing as entertainment.
  16. 20
    Poorly paced action comedy.
  17. 20
    An ostensible action-comedy that can't seem to get either side of its genre equation right.
  18. 10
    Who the heck green-lit this garbage heap anyway?
  19. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    10
    It's doubtful that anyone, even executors of Greene's literary estate, will be able to discern much of the source material in this frenetic trifle.
  20. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    0
    It's not just bad, it's ugly. Not just stupid but really aesthetically displeasing. The sooner this movie disappears from sight, the better.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. fink-
    Nov 28, 2005
    9
    I totally agree with the faction of Double-Take fan here, I know I was laughing, the reviewers need to stop denying that this movie brought I totally agree with the faction of Double-Take fan here, I know I was laughing, the reviewers need to stop denying that this movie brought the laughter!! I know i'll be watching it again and again!! Full Review »