The Double

Sunday, December 04 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 

The Double

JOY REVIEW

The Double is a new thriller starring Richard Gere and Topher Grace. The story is that Richard Gere is a retired CIA operative who is brought back in by Martin Sheen because Cassius, the great assassin during the Cold War era with Russia, has now resurfaced by killing a congressman, because Russia is apparently a threat again. And Richard Gere comes kicking and screaming back to the fold. His mood is not at all improved by the fact that he’s paired with the young Topher Grace, who is apparently a librarian working for the CIA because he’s always wanted to fight the bad guys. If I tell you too much about this, I’m going to spoil the excitement of it. It’s very well shot. It’s very well acted. You have to pay attention, because there’s some plot issues, not twists so much but issues that you really have to pay attention to, and if you don’t pay attention to them the ending won’t make any sense, but I thought this was great fun. It’s always enjoyable to see Richard Gere on screen and this is a role that is unlike ones that he’s had before, so I’d give it three and a half stars for just pure entertainment value.

JOY METER 1/2