Enemy – Movie Review


From the director of Prisoners, my favorite film of 2013, comes a new thriller about seeing double. Hit the jump to watch my review…

Official Synopsis: A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.

Review Summary: Truly unique experiences in cinema are rare today, and thankfully, Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy provides one. Sure, this film can be compared to others, but honestly, so can every film out there. Most films are just recreations of stories we’ve seen already. What makes a movie special is the way in which the story is told. From the opening shot of Enemy, you are trained to expect something out of the ordinary. Jake Gyllenhaal is magnetic, his performance seethes on the screen. As the movie progressed, and the tension built, it became increasingly obvious that this was “a thinker”, a film that movie nerds will be discussing on the internet for years. It’s a beautifully shot, well-acted thriller that’s well worth seeing. It also contains one of the scariest endings I’ve ever seen.

Grade: A

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language
Run Time: 90 min

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