Paul Stober’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’m pretty split on Ang Lee’s Gemini Man.
The first half is a lot of fun: great set pieces, Will Smith in his best role in years (not so difficult), and the “skilled individual flees from powerful organization across the globe” genre might be one of my favorites in all of fiction.
The problems come once the younger Will Smith gets really introduced. The premise itself is obviously ridiculous, but the idea of meeting a younger or older version of yourself is worth exploring.
Sadly, this movie does a very poor job at this: nothing beyond “I know a detail about you” or “don’t repeat these mistakes I made “.
The de-aging CGI is pretty hit or miss, there are some dead eyes and weird movements, but at times I almost thought that was a young Will Smith on the screen.