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Less ambitious (and, at 90 minutes, far shorter) than those films, its inevitably less impressive, more like a semi whimsical short story by a master ..
Its a mystery story, with mystery elements, but the movie does not provide much in the way of answers.
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Villeneuve throws meaty clues for us chew on, his direction amplifying the thematic boil while keeping us on the edge of our seats.
This unfathomable revelation wracks Adam with an existential dread and confusion thats amplified by Villeneuves direction.
The mood is hypnotically quiet, tinged with surreal flashes such as a huge Louise Bourgeoisian spider dangling over the cityscape.
With its strong dosage of dream and male centred eroticism (Melanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon, as the two mens partners, barely register as characters), ..
He brings a formidable atmosphere and control to this intriguing, disquieting film: the double theme is a notorious film school cliche, and using the ..
Villeneuve and screenwriter Javier Gullon have different aims, and its at least refreshing to see an adaptation with such a fresh, flexible spin on it ..
Ayoades comedy also naturally suits the surreal tone of the narrative, and hes adept at toning down the wit when the film becomes more somber and focu ..
Others will appreciate a memorable erotic thriller from a bold voice in American independent cinema.
Its tantalizing to imagine what he could do with a really fine story.
These are two terrific performances, shifting between emotionally comatose and playful, that make you forget the special effects process but, more imp ..
Yet it never comes to much more than an atmospheric head scratcher.
Ny Daily News
The impulse to chew scenery or present grand differentiation is often difficult to resist.
But its a suggestive puzzle box of a picture, worth turning over in your palm.
But even then, the film offers no real answers to any of its burning questions it merely hints and makes you ask more.
We Got This Covered
Best to take a deep breath before immersing yourself in Denis Villeneuves (Incendies, Prisoners) extended exercise in suggestive, first person paranoi ..
The Globe And Mail
Villeneuve seems more intent on creating a palpably gloomy atmosphere than on weaving a coherent narrative, making the experience more frustrating tha ..
It horrifies both of them and launches them into a deadly game.More than a thriller, this adaptation of Jose Saramagos novel The Double is an absurdis ..
And although the movie is basically watchable for a little while, You Are Here, saddled with a script thats entirely devoid of laughs or compelling si ..
But while its an idea on the tip of the zeitgeist and this film is layered in creepy, calamitous dread, its hard to say that Villeneuve and the screen ..
Rogers Movie Nation
A bearded Gyllenhaal plays Adam, a closed off history professor with an almost checked out girlfriend (Melanie Laurent), who discovers in the margins ..
Dark, gripping and pulsating with atmosphere, Enemy is a haunting and provocative thriller based on the novel The Double by Nobel laureate Jose Sarama ..
Despite some flaws and frustrations, this is one movie whose ending you will not see coming.
Anthony wears a beard, drives a motorcycle and favors leather jackets and sunglasses, whereas Adam is strictly a corduroy jacket and Volvo kind of guy ..
The New York Times
This is fitfully successful as a mood piece, though the dream imagery is heavy handed, the characters sketchily realized, and the high toned dialogue ..
This is the deceptively simple setup to Enemy, a taut psychosexual thriller by Quebecs Denis Villeneuve that won a leading five prizes at the recent C ..
Movies about doubles are, almost by definition, creepy, but Villeneuve, not to be outdone, piles on the weirdness.
Enemy is a bewilderingly skillful metaphysical thriller combining Swiss watch engineering and surrealism, like one of Dalis melted timepieces.
Though impressively choreographed and undoubtedly the most dramatic moments in this low key mood study, the interactions between the two Jakes distrac ..
Heavy with symbolism and the subconscious, Villeneuves remote style, de saturated palate and lack of answers make Enemy difficult to love, but it will ..
Is this all about control, about men and their fear of women, about hunger and the terror of fulfilling it).But anyone with an appetite for the hypnot ..
Just before they collaborated on the excellent thriller Prisoners, Jake Gyllenhaal played a dual role for director Denis Villeneuve in this murky, low ..
New York Post
Is it creepy Yes. Is it puzzling Yes. Is it disturbing Yes. Will it appeal to you Thats a hard call, but it will have an appeal to those looking for s ..
Villeneuve builds suspense slowly, till its almost unbearable.The film is less about facts and more about mood.
One thing you have to give Enemy: It keeps you on your toes up to the last (terrifying, mystifying) shot.
This is a thematically rich psychological thriller which examines identity, responsibility and desire and sets out to disorientate and perplex.
A marvelously mystifying riff on Jose Saramagos The Doubleitself inspired by the classic fable of the dopplegangerEnemy is a slow burning metaphysical ..
Woven into the films narrative puzzle are rich themes, very strong dialogue, great performances, and an attention to detail that begs for multiple vie ..
The surprise ending achieves a unique double whammy; its simultaneously blunt and completely baffling.
But dont let it distract from the gripping thriller Villeneuve has crafted.
The Film Stage
While those superlatives do give you a taste of the striking, sensual disposition simmering in the French Canadian filmmakers engrossing Kafka eque mi ..
Blogs Indie Wire
Screen Talk, episode 207: Toronto and Venice have made major programming announcements, while Telluride remains shrouded in mystery (kind of).Still, O ..
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Like the grand conceit of the film, the meaning of its potently disturbing final image is up to you: it could haunt your dreams, as it does Adams, or ..
Blogs Indie Wire
This psychological thriller might not be for everyone, especially if you dont like to have to work to determine who the characters are and how they al ..
But this psychological thriller is also a thriller about psychology or at least about one mans psychology.
Enemy sustains interest, but never seems quite trippy enough to be entirely satisfying.
The downside of this is that the plot is frustratingly confounding, the story never quite delivering a punch to match the atmosphere, although the end ..
Eye For Film
However even his performance cannot excuse what is a quite underwhelming finale.
Hey U Guys
Enemy asks questions of its viewer, but by the time its all over closing with one of the most infuriating final scenes in recent memory the will to an ..
If you leave wondering if Enemy is a study in identitys slippery boundaries, a riff on urban unease or just an arachnophobes hell, youll also leave kn ..
Jake Gyllenhaal plays two characters in Enemy, a sad sack history professor named Adam and a hip actor named Anthony.Adam goes to a live sex show and ..
A bravely imaginative, startlingly unnerving, freakily mesmerizing puzzle box mindbender.
Dustin Put Man
Fans of more straightforward storytelling may find this frustrating, but there is still plenty of entertainment here.
Enemy is oppressively heavy far heavier than its narrative can bear.
Larsen On Film
But its right there in the Philosophy 101 epigram: You cant say you werent warned.
Ar Kansas Online
With a more deeply rooted actor at the center of it, Enemy could have made for a nervy story about modern isolation and the fragility of the self.
Even with a final third that doesnt deliver on the setup, the movie more than makes it across the finish line.Its hard to criticize too much, especial ..
Enemy thinks its shattering your brain. All its really doing is squashing women under the blocky pretense of one self centered man.
The old psychological thriller notion of our darkest fears being our own selves pops up coyly, almost reluctantly.
The ambiguous narrative is a puzzle for the audience to solve; the kind of movie where its necessary to be alert to every line, visual clue and symbol ..
The Ooh Tray
But Saramagos original title is instructive when applied to this layered, blackly comical, ingeniously eerie adaptation.
Im still not sure if the film really is as intellectually stimulating as it thinks it is, but Ill be damned if it isnt one of the most absorbing psych ..
One could go back for a second (and, probably, third) viewing to try to put the film together, but its doubtful theyd have any desire to.
Under The Radar Mag
The Enemy is to be admired for its consistency of tone and willingness to explore emotional darkness.
However, director Denis Villeneuve manages to achieve an interesting film while being overly clever at the same time.
Fat Guys At The Movies
All this is highly indicative of a filmmaker whos having a grand old time.
A mismatch of ideas OR a brilliant art house experiment. It may take me a few years to decide which.
This brings us back to the chaos. Enemy is equal parts fascinating and frustrating.
Hes merely defined by a repetition of a life that doesnt seem to have space for contentment.
Graffiti With Punctuation
Now this would provoke curiosity in anyone.But an existential crisis
Honey Cutts Hollywood
Its a movie filled with scenes of quiet contemplation and hurried research, awkward calls and uncomfortable encounters.
However for me this was a great exercise in unconventional filmmaking, and it left me thinking about it long after the film was over.
Its a journey, though, into a heart of darkness that may, in fact, be your own, and which will likely leave you more than a little creeped out, and ma ..
Its an unsettling sensation, but it means director Denis Villeneuve nailed the narrative plot points slithering beneath the surface in this taught lit ..
Wes Bentley vs. Aksel Hennie in Pioneer PIONEER Paranoia thrillers arent really my cuppa as movie genres go but this not so distant history expose dra ..
The Film Experience
The shocking and abrupt finale will leave further unanswered questions, yet this risky decision fully serves the films premise and tone while proving ..
Its a beautifully shot, well acted thriller thats well worth seeing.
Chris Stuck Mann
This is an art house trip to the dark side that does not go out of its way to entertain.
The Toronto in Denis Villeneuves Enemy is always covered in a thick, oppressive layer of smog, making the otherwise beautiful city feel eerie and unin ..
Which life is real and which life is an escape.I like to see ENEMY as a modern tale of the creation of a tulpa.
Las Vegas Informer
Enemy opens Friday at Sundance Cinemas.R, 1:30, three stars out of four.
If you dont fall under the quiet spell of this Jose Saramago adaptation then its occasional moments of excessive outre imagery will likely fall on dea ..
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