Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
Watch On
  1. 100
    Whip-smart, sexy and delightfully twisty romantic thriller.
  2. A throwback to the days of old-school caper movies like "To Catch a Thief," Duplicity is just the kind of sophisticated amusement you would expect from filmmaker Tony Gilroy.
  3. 100
    Superior entertainment, the most elegantly pleasurable movie of its kind to come around in a very long time.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    90
    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."
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    88
    So with its smart writing delivered by an in-synch quartet, savor Duplicity as the ideal spring gift.
  6. 90
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    88
    Duplicity sparkles with wit.
  8. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    90
    Comedy seems to have liberated Gilroy, who directs Duplicity with the high gloss and fleet-footed hustle of a golden-age Hollywood craftsman.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 109 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 62
  2. Negative: 29 out of 62
  1. DaleM
    Nov 8, 2009
    2
    This movie lacks anything to hold a viewer's interest. The acting is flat, the view of the business world is contrived and wholly This movie lacks anything to hold a viewer's interest. The acting is flat, the view of the business world is contrived and wholly imaginary, the characters lack either depth or charm, and the story is convoluted and artificial. I am surprised at how many professional reviewers found so many positive things about this movie. Makes me think that professional reviewers are on the take at times. Full Review »
  2. SamS
    Sep 21, 2009
    0
    Extremely confusing, and annoying. I love movies that make you think, but this was absurd. The movie fails to come together, and you're Extremely confusing, and annoying. I love movies that make you think, but this was absurd. The movie fails to come together, and you're left feeling empty at the end. A shame since it could have been so much better if the makers of this film bothered watching it before releasing it. Full Review »
  3. JayP
    Apr 4, 2009
    0
    1. Don't waste your time and money. I am officially breaking up with Julia Roberts after this movie. I can't believe she signed on 1. Don't waste your time and money. I am officially breaking up with Julia Roberts after this movie. I can't believe she signed on to do such a bad flick 2. If you have to see it, wait for it to hit the discount isle at the vidoe store. Then you can pause/rewind to say WTF just happened? 3. If you are a prisioner or being punished by your wife and HAVE to go see it at the theater, take a notepad and pencil. It is very, very, very confusing and twisted. It ends worse than bad sex. If there was a "satisfaction or your money back", I would be due some cash back. 4. Never, Never let anyone compare it to Mr and Mrs Smith. That is like comparing filet mignon to dry dog-food If I am ot making myself clear: This may be the worst movie that I have ever paid to see. I sat through the whole damn thing knowing it would get better, or at least get to see Julia Roberts in sexy outfits. My bad. I should have ask the the Theater Manager if he had something more fun that I could do, like sweep the parking lot. Full Review »