… James Bond on a leash …
James Bond tamed — that’s Duplicity. Bond-style music, master spies, international glossy views and fantasy luxury gorgeously photographed, and Clive Owen’s looks almost fall in line with the Sean Connery successors though there’s a touch of the spaniel about him. But the intrigue, which anyhow lacks the scope and wild imagination of a Bond film, plays second fiddle to the saccharine and unbelievable love story whose sex scenes and dialogue are platitudes: Roberts to Owen: “I know what you are and I love you anyway.” Owen to Roberts: “I’ve been faithful.” James Bond domesticated.
You certainly do manage to convey your negative impression without being biting. Acording to you, I thnk I can skip this one. Thanks you
This film, either by intent or accidentally, highlights the moral decay of American industry. The premise is that it is perfectly within the bounds of the business ethic to steal, rob, take by force, some else’s property. That this precept is dressed up as watered down – good for Sunday school – caper garnished with economic excess – Taittinger champagne (how much did the company pay to place bottle in the last scene?), various 5 star hotels, etc would makes this must viewing for the ethic classes at the nations Business schools – the student can see how each bad… Read more »