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2009 Film starring Clive Owen and Julia Roberts

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Duplicity Review

  • Mar 24, 2009
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Seeing the preview for this movie, you would think that Duplicity wold make for an amazing Heist film. I mean it looks sexy, fun, fast paced and its got Julia Roberts and Clive Owen in it. It can't be bad. Don't think that just because you take two amazing actors like Owen and Roberts that a movie is going to be good because Duplicity was straight out the most boring movie I have ever seen.

First of all, the first hour of this movie is all talk and you have no idea what the hell is going on. I don't care how much chemistry Julia Roberts and Clive Owen had in this movie, it didn't make up for all the talking that was in this film. You would expect there to be some car chases or a couple of shoot outs, I mean this is a heist film right? Wrong! No, this is a movie were all the actors sit in a room and talk out everything they are going to do. You really actually never see it happening.

Now after the first hour of this movie when you finally start to understand whats happening, you still end up not caring so much because it is still so goddamn boring! The only part of the movie that is slightly entertaining is the end, but I'm not going to ruin that for anyone who might go see this movie. My bit of advice, if you are going to take two actors like Julia Roberts and Clive Owen, at least give them a good script, they deserve better! 1/5!
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review by . September 15, 2009
   Julia Roberts and Clive Owens heat up the screen with chemistry while a whole ping-pong time-span keeps viewers on their toes wondering "are they or aren't they?" A lot of sensual sizzle with very little skin, or language for that matter, and a lot of plot twists and turns. Some amusing scenes with other characters, who may or may not be whom they seem to be, brings corporate espionage into cool spy territory.       One scene between battling CEO's (one …
review by . April 13, 2009
If it seems like Julia Roberts is working less and less these days, it's probably because she is. After joining the "$20 million" club Roberts decided she was making enough money to slow down her work schedule and spend more time with her family. The bad news about this is that we see her in less films. The good news is without many movies to make she now has time to carefully read all the scripts she wants and pick the right ones to sign on for. Surely this was the case when she decided to make …
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Duplicity is a 2009 American romantic comedy spy-thriller film written and directed by Tony Gilroy, and starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen, about two corporate spies with a romantic history who collaborate to carry out a complicated con.[2] The film was released on March 20, 2009.[3]


The film opens five years earlier than the present, showing the Fourth of July celebration at the American consulate in Dubai, where Ray Koval (Clive Owen), an MI6 agent, appears to seduce Claire Stenwick (Julia Roberts), unknowingly to him a CIA agent. Claire manages to drug Ray and steals classified documents from him.

The scene cuts to Howard Tully (Tom Wilkinson), the CEO of Burkett & Randle, and Dick Garsik (Paul Giamatti), the CEO of Equikrom, illustrating the rivalry between the two consumer product corporations when they get into a brawl upon encountering each other on thetarmac.

In the present day, Ray is a corporate spy in New York City who goes to work for Equikrom; at a meet, he spots Claire, thinking the mission is blown. When Ray follows her and confronts her finally for the incident in Dubai, Claire persistently puts up an innocent act, pretending she has never met Ray, until they both realize they were supposed to meet. Claire has been undercover as a counter-intelligence officer at Burkett & Randle for the past 14 months, and Ray is to become her new handler.

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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release Date: March 20, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 125 min
Studio: Universal
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