Two former government spies are thrust
into a triple play in the world of corporate espionage between two big corporate giants Equikrom and Burkett & Randle. Ray is working for Equikrom while Claire is working for Burkett & Randle (while
working for Equikrom). Burkett & Randle is about to roll out on a secret
product that Equikrom is trying to get the goods on while Ray and Claire is trying to steal it from both of them.
DUPLICITY sparkles with fun and romantic
interplay in this clever film from Tony Gilroy. Clive Owen is fantastic in about
any role he plays. Julia Roberts is the actress I only like if she is given the
right type of character directed by the right director. The suspense is on the
level of SNEAKERS while developing characters you love and the ones you wish you knew more about (like the bosses of each
company who seem too much like ciphers). DUPLICITY is a good contrast to the
serious 1970s thriller atmosphere of MICHEAL CLAYTON. This film is like a fun
romantic caper film.
A few previews are before the main menu. The only extra for the film itself is and audio commentary with Writer/ Director Tony
Gilroy and Editor/ Co-Producer John Gilroy. Tony Gilroy gives a detailed look
at the making of the film. Too bad they couldn’t have included the
gag reel mentioned in the audio commentary (shown at the production’s wrap party).
FINAL ANALYSIS: DUPLICITY is fun and clever.
This DVD review is (c)8-27-2009 David
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