Saturday, July 25, 2015


A depressed, lonely professor (Jake Gyllenhaal) rents a B grade movie and notices a stand-in actor who appears to be his doppelganger and decides to track the man down, eventually becoming involved a dangerous game of deceit and treachery. Denis Villeneuve's Enemy takes the slow burn approach, offering little dialogue and fine performances from Gyllenhaal and Sarah Gadon although this twisty, effective thriller is hurt somewhat by its lack of direction and ambiguities, especially in the concluding scene.
*** out of ****