The Bourne saga must go on, and so writer Tony
Gilroy takes the helm with Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross, another super
assassin born and bred to do all of the dirty work to keep the country
safe and sound.
While it's my intention to not give away any crucial plot points about 'Duplicity' in this commentary, you might want to see it before reading. It's eminently worth the ticket price, too — a relentlessly smart thriller of a con-game movie, certainly the best Hollywood movie of the still-young new year. But is it too smart for its own good?
Writer/director Tony Gilroy ('Michael Clayton') runs his ship aground with a smarty-pants crime romance set amid the world of corporate espionage. Stars Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Tom Wilkinson and Paul Giamatti all look great on the big screen, but that hardly makes 'Duplicity' anything more than a barely watchable crime thriller. Grade: C-.