The Double Hour 2009 ★★★

A solid euro-thriller that finds its success in putting character and emotion above plot contortions and set pieces. It does have some issues in that it never quite makes you get fully behind its lead character, but the story is certainly interesting and the actors carry it well enough to keep you interested. The final act carries quite a cool twist but one that consigns all that takes place afterward to the level of vague boredom. A solidly well-made thriller: perfectly pleasant to watch unfold, wholly unlikely to be remembered very well come next week.


  • I thought the opening fifteen minutes were really good but it slowly unravelled after that, particularly the midpoint reveal.

  • It really didn't help that said reveal wasn't much of a surprise. The sense of guilt worked quite nicely, but yeah, all a bit ill-disciplined in the end.

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