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Duplicity: Gilroy Reunites Roberts and Owen

Two or three things you should know about Tony Gilroy's new film Duplicity, which opens March 20:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 16, 2009 9:44 AM
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Duplicity: Gilroy Directs Roberts and Owen

Duplicity: Gilroy Directs Roberts and Owen
While Duplicity isn't as good as Michael Clayton, you can tell that it comes from the mind of Tony Gilroy. According to his recent profile in The New Yorker, he's a man who likes to surprise. Gilroy reminds me of Steven Soderbergh: he's trying to outsmart audience expectations so much that he sometimes outsmarts himself. (It makes sense that he wrote the Bourne series.) Clayton was warmed up by the charisma of George Clooney, as well as the whip-cracking brilliance of British actor Tom Wilkinson, who goes up against the great Paul Giamatti in Duplicity. The plot of this gorgeous and sexy character-based heist thriller twists and turns--revealing new information via two time-frames-- at a globe-trotting clip. This film is colder, brainier, and more schematic than Clayton, and less than romantic, which may disappoint women starved for mature relationship movies. Here's Variety's review.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 16, 2009 8:54 AM
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