Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
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  1. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    88
    Duplicity sparkles with wit.
  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
    Whip-smart, sexy and delightfully twisty romantic thriller.
  4. 100
    Superior entertainment, the most elegantly pleasurable movie of its kind to come around in a very long time.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    88
    So with its smart writing delivered by an in-synch quartet, savor Duplicity as the ideal spring gift.
  7. 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."
  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 »