Another racial cartoon buddy movie that eagerly flogs its best laugh -- indeed, its only laugh -- in the trailer.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
A shell game passing as entertainment.
Elvis Mitchell - New York Times
The first hour of the story, whose rampant unexplained mysteries will leave you scratching your head in wonderment.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
Gallo has delivered a clever suspense comedy that, thanks to a taut script, creative direction, and first-rate performances from its leads.
Jay Carr - Boston Globe
The movie has more product placements than halftime at the Super Bowl.
- Houston Chronicle
The kind of movie you'll encounter in the wasteland of late-night cable -- and watch with a measure of awe.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
Double Take is the kind of double-triple-reverse movie that can drive you nuts because you can't count on anything in the plot.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Let's hope that next time Jones chooses a movie that's worth a second look.
Mark Caro - Chicago Tribune
Frequently funnier than it has any right to be.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
- Minneapolis Star Tribune
Susan Stark - Detroit News
Joe Leydon - Variety
The legendary British novelist is probably turning over in his grave at being associated with this witless farrago.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
It's too violent, too muddled and too pat to be much more than an average evening's entertainment on UPN.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Piling double-cross upon deception at a speed that quickly outpaces the audience's interest in what's happening.
Geoff Pevere - Toronto Star
Botched on every count.
Tom Keogh - Film.com
This is a film that's better than it has any right to be.
Ray Conlogue - Globe and Mail
If you doze or play your GameBoy for an hour or so in the middle of the movie, you might find it an agreeable time-waster.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
As if to compensate for this lack of focus, all the spats are enacted at maximum volume, pitched so high that we often don't know how to take them.
David Chute - Los Angeles Times
- Sight and Sound
Violent waste of talent.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
- Time Out New York
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
- Screen International
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
...rent Midnight Run instead...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Jeanne Aufmuth - Palo Alto Weekly
Marrit Ingman - Austin Chronicle
I think Double Take would have worked much better as a simple buddy comedy, without trying to have the plot of a serious thriller.
John R. McEwen - Film Quips Online
- Film Threat
About the best thing that can be said for Double Take is that the morning after seeing it you don't really remember much about it.
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Suffers from a scattershot approach to rapid-fire jokes that usually miss their mark, though Griffin's comedic talents brighten the proceedings and Jones does his part to add his own flavor to the mix.
Dwayne E. Leslie - Boxoffice Magazine
...this film goes beyond bad; it's borderline racist.
Larry Carroll - Countingdown.com
The plot itself is simple. The twists are simply thrown in to make it seem complex.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
Eighty-nine of the longest minutes ever endured in recent cinema.
Karen Moline - Movieline
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
- Ebert & Roeper
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
Not quite a dog of a movie, but it's certainly not worth barking about.
Eric Monder - Film Journal International
Webster's Dictionary defines the word bad as: 'the opposite of good.' After seeing the film -- I am sure Webster will add Double Take to its definition.
Tony Toscano - Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Very slim pickin's.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
Irreverent and silly, it careens between being a not-very-suspenseful thriller and a broadly slapstick comedy.
Cynthia Fuchs - Philadelphia City Paper
Double Take is proof that we've taken the performer-as- entertainment train to the end of the line.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Messy and convoluted.
Jim Judy - Screen It!
Lacks the focus necessary to hold its audience, eventually becoming mired in a convoluted plot and comedic bits that are as scattershot as a Florida vote count.
George Thomas - Beacon Journal
All the funny bits you see in the trailer. Those are the funny comedy parts. Right there in the commercial. You don't even need to leave your recliner.
Dave White - IFilm
Brian McTavish - Kansas City Star
A series of plot twists in desperate search of a plot.
- Ottawa Citizen
If you must see Jones, stick to his Seven-Up commercials -- they're a lot more entertaining.
Kim Morgan - Oregonian
What begins as a clever switched-identity comedy gets lost amidst too much confusion and too many characters.
Jennifer Barron - Jam! Movies
That someone would stoop to ripping off Rush Hour was inevitable. That it would take so long and come in such a mediocre form as Double Take wasn't.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
The problem with Double Take is that its baroque plotting undercuts this comic exploration of identity.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
It's a mess. But that doesn't mean it isn't funny.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
A mess of half-baked gags in an uneasy mix of buddy film and on-the-road adventure.
Peter Stack - San Francisco Chronicle
There's so much going on it's hard to keep track, and after a while you may be tempted to give up.
Steve Simels - TV Guide's Movie Guide
A witless, derivative buddy comedy that squanders whatever talent was unlucky enough to be drawn into its doom-bound gravitational pull.
Andy Klein - TNT's Rough Cut
Once past the insanity, the movie achieves a strange sort of brilliance.
Charles Savage - Miami Herald
Do yourself, and film in general, a favor - stay away. Then maybe, just maybe, the movie studios will stop insulting our intelligence with such repugnant claptrap.
Mack Bates - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
At once flat and grating, an irritatingly frantic and haplessly mirthless cinematic endurance test.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
A bafflingly unfunny comedy.
Paula Nechak - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
A smart, stylish, funny film about how deceiving appearances can be.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Gene Seymour - Newsday
Sketch humor isn't enough to salvage a feature when the plot ties viewers needlessly in knots.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
When these two aren't on, this Take's definitely off.
- E! Online
Throw two very different people together. Then put them on the run, shot at by both police and bad guys. The recipe has produced some funny movies. Double Take isn't one of them.
John Monaghan - Detroit Free Press
The acting is really good, but unfortunately nothing else it.
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
The schematics to a nuclear plant are more decipherable than this moribund product, which the studio describes as a 'comedy-thriller.'
Robert Wilonsky - New Times
The blame for this bomb falls squarely on writer-director George Gallo, who provides suitable urban dialogue for his characters but fails to pen a logical script.
Sean O'Connell - Citysearch
A hilarious and occasionally confusing action-comedy.
Donna Pazdera - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Tor Thorsen - Reel.com
If Big Momma's House made you belly-laugh, Double Take won't. If Scary Movie gave you convulsions, Double Take won't. If The Nutty Professor left you delirious, Double Take ... heck, you know the drill.
Bob Longino - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Slick, self-assured, and thoroughly awful, Double Take is a primo contender for worst movie of 2001.
Kevin Maynard - Mr. Showbiz
There's nothing intrinsically worthless about cliched comedy; it merely requires great skill in execution. Double Take lacks great skill in execution.
George Meyer - Orlando Weekly
The entire movie plays like a reject for a convoluted Saturday Night Live skit.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
I don't know which is the worst part of the film: Eddie Griffin's overacting, Orlando Jones' non-acting, or the ugly mutt that passes as Griffin's sidekick.
Max Messier - Filmcritic.com
It would be one thing if it didn't make sense and was funny, but there isn't one second of entertainment for anyone that doesn't require a drool bib.
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
Writer-director George Gallo seems interested only in tiresome gags for lowest common denominator audiences.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
The lead characters are fun and funny and there is ample gunplay for the shoot-em-up fans.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
I had to do a double take on some of the plot holes.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
An action comedy that can be called just about anything but funny.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com