'The Devil's Double' -- 2 stars

Based on an autobiographical novel by Latif Yahia, an army lieutenant who was forced to become a body double for Saddam Hussein's notoriously decadent son Uday, "The Devil's Double" strives to be an absorbing and suspenseful adventure. Despite numerous pluses -- Lee Tamahori's vigorous direction, handsome cinematography, outstanding production design, an impressive dual performance by Dominic Cooper as Uday and Latif -- the film is more wearying than entertaining. -- L.A. Times <br><br>Read the <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-devils-double-20110729,0,6654907.story>full review</a>

Based on an autobiographical novel by Latif Yahia, an army lieutenant who was forced to become a body double for Saddam Hussein's notoriously decadent son Uday, "The Devil's Double" strives to be an absorbing and suspenseful adventure. Despite numerous pluses -- Lee Tamahori's vigorous direction, handsome cinematography, outstanding production design, an impressive dual performance by Dominic Cooper as Uday and Latif -- the film is more wearying than entertaining. -- L.A. Times

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