The Double ratings and comments
Members' ratings and comments on The Double, shown on 25th March 2015.
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Members’ rating: 49%. A-11, B-5, C-14, D-13, E-17. 60 votes from 95 members who signed in.
Members’ comments: Puzzling and interesting. A challenging film! An ambitious attempt to translate Dostoyevsky’s story to film: high level of design, filming and acting – thought-provoking exploration of personality issues, human relationships and impact of deadening bureaucracy. Good choice. Started very brightly, but dragged and became predictable. Oddly enjoyable – I liked the sound with the strange visuals. Weird but interesting. Didn’t connect for me. A brave attempt to convey a Kafkaesque living nightmare of mental illness/paranoia? - suffocatingly atmospheric. Disturbing – a study in schizophrenia aka automatic door syndrome! Weird – I need longer to come up with anything more coherent! Bizarre – very clever – not what I was expecting – thriller more than comedy but glad I saw it: brilliantly shot despite its darkness. This must be one of the worst films I have ever seen – a complete waste of time. Gobsmacked! Perhaps if I had read the Dostoyevsky…? or if I hadn’t read Kafka! A lot to think about – did his double exist? Beautifully shot, like a work of art in each still: a lot to keep me thinking! Utterly predictable, smug, imitative film school pastiche. Poor man’s 1984. We may not have appreciated this film, but CFS certainly offers a vast range of movies. The music kept me awake. Weird, weird, weird – I wish I had stayed home. Very surreal, very thought provoking: I love Ayoade’s previous work. An hour and a half of my life I can’t get back – sitting through it was like living a 90 minute nightmare: this year’s stinker! Tedious, pretentious, boring – the first dud of the season. Awful. Unspeakably awful. Well – what was that all about? I felt totally disengaged – too surreal for me. Great – reminded me of those films that David Lynch made at college – wonderful soundtrack. After a promising start – disintegrated into chaos. Pretentious nonsense, Dostoyevsky or not. Too weird for me. A very confusing film. So dire one person appeared to be playing on his phone. After a promising start, disintegrated into chaos. Disturbing evocation of Dostoyevsky’s bleak world – hope the cast had some fun as well! Clever effective use of music – lost the plot in the 3rd reel though. Surrealism without a plot. It was good – I loved the music. 1984 with humorous undertones – strange but enjoyable. Self-indulgent, pretentious and mind-numbingly boring. Very David Lynch! Fantastic film – though I didn’t understand who was who at the end. Confusing, slow – not a favourite. Very odd - I yawned a lot – was I tired or just bored? Bleak - interesting sets, reminiscent of 1984. Looked as if it might have been a film school exercise. Dark, depressing – what was going on? Boring in an interesting kind of way: I liked the music – thought it got slightly better as it went on. Some clever bits but overall pretentious – like an A level student’s attempt. Dystopian vision that got rather wearing despite flashes of originality. I thought they’d leave us to think which one had jumped – didn’t enjoy it as much as the usual films. Not the greatest film I’ve ever seen, but far from the worst!