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Enemy

2014
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
1h 31m
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Avg Percentile 56% from 3325 total ratings

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Rated 19 May 2014
81
71st
A surreal and enigmatic tale about adultery and fear of commitment. Gyllenhaal and Gadon (especially the latter) are solid in this, and the film is certainly a puzzle, but a solvable one nonetheless. While it is a "doppelganger" film at heart, it is more of an exploration of an adulterous man's psychological struggle of coming to terms with the reality of commitment to his pregnant wife. The spider metaphors are clever. Plus, I like that it takes inspiration from Louise Bourgeois's sculptures.
Rated 14 Mar 2014
70
77th
I don't know if Enemy is a good movie or a bad movie. It's a discussion topic and a head-scratcher, and the fact that it will make you think or become incredibly angry at it to me makes it something worth seeing. You'll spend its 90 minutes trying to figure it out and I don't think many people will be able to, especially not on a single viewing. I couldn't. It might all be pointless nonsense, but it's engrossing and is worth seeing, even if you come away infuriated and confused.
Rated 02 May 2019
90
63rd
Threw this in after learning its directed by Dennis Villeneuve. It's about as visually impressive as his other films, and the cinematography is very pretty. I also love Gyllenhaal so I was bound to get some enjoyment out of it. The directing and score are oddly haunting but very well done, and kudos to those who understood the ending and al of the spiders. Overall this was a strange, unique experience and I enjoyed it all the way through. Good film.
Rated 19 Aug 2014
79
77th
I'm not normally a big fan of rewatching movies because ye gods, I still have so many more to see and there's only so much time before someone finally wises up and shoots me in the face. But I want to rewatch Enemy as soon as possible. A moody mystery that drew me in so completely I can't wait to watch it again with a new understanding of the bigger picture. The ever-present yellow color scheme is pretty ridiculous though.
Rated 12 Jul 2014
65
71st
Just today I was reading something written by another me, one from 17 years ago, where this double of myself described to me the role of the uncanny in BLUE VELVET. And then I happened to watch this movie. And then Isabella Rossellini suddenly appeared, as the mother! But where in Lynch symbols are meant to lead to mysteries lying beyond them, here they are more like a code to be deciphered, hence flatter. Note that Freud discusses the idea that in dreams spiders represent the phallic mother.
Rated 22 Jul 2014
7
57th
(2nd viewing) Carried along by a strong narrative drive and rigorous stylistic control, Villeneuve's Enemy is a genuinely unnerving experience that had me both transfixed as well as utterly perplexed as to the greater themes it so clearly attempted to explore. While bound to spur endless discussions, its heavy reliance on symbolism doesn't convolute the film as much as disrupt its emotional core.
Rated 13 Apr 2014
60
50th
Sort of intriguing. But too few answers and too much spider. Gyllenhaal was good.
Rated 21 Jun 2014
60
38th
Honestly don't know whether to give it 70 or 17. This mostly gets points for atmosphere and unexplainable sense of dread. Then the massive "what the fuck" ending that made me question everything I just watched. There's either a well planned out Primer like literal explanation OR a wanky metaphorical answer that we will be bored by film students with. My problem with any kind of metaphor is I don't care what everyone else's interpretation is,only what the director intended.
Rated 28 Apr 2014
1
16th
Not particularly profound, nor deep, as it so hard tries to be. The film drags and at times highly tedious, the script is muddled and simply too vague to even remotely translate well to the screen. If I want to make a jigsaw puzzle I will choose to do so, but to read a page long explanation by some random dude after the credits roll shouldn't be a necessity. In that case the director doesn't understand the craft of filmmaking.
Rated 15 Jun 2015
80
86th
I got an Eyes Wide Shot as directed by David Lynch vibe from this, which I guess is as much of a recommendation as I can give a movie such as this. A great watch.
Rated 26 Apr 2014
4
35th
An intriguing idea for a story but focuses too much on symbolism and "being deep" to actually be anything worth watching. I may have been able to forgive the horrible ending if the film actually had anything to say but instead you are likely to end up laughing when they were trying so so hard to be profound. Should be remade by someone who knows how to write a script.
Rated 12 May 2014
90
98th
An intricate puzzle about conflicting fears and desires, not necessarily limited to men, but applied to their example. In addition to his brilliant directing, i love how villeneuve takes his time and therefore demands yours in return. Multiple viewings are mandatory, and they pay off so damn well. Gyllenhaal is superb, the ladies are chosen wisely. Just the grading, although i get its purpose, can be a tad tiresome.
Rated 19 May 2016
68
72nd
Before civilization created an app that would scour the Internet tubing for images of people who looked like you, mankind was relegated to watching Walgreen's bargain bin videos to locate possible dopplegangers. Now, doppleganging has never been so easy, but how long do we have until the gods topple our Tower of Babylon and send us back to the dopperless dark ages? Only the spiders know. THE SPIDERS!
Rated 14 Jul 2014
83
78th
This is not quite a thriller as it is a dark and surreal puzzle; it's an adventure through the subconscious of man, specifically a man who wishes to escape commitment and give in to adulterous temptations. Somewhere past the halfway point, I must admit that the dimly-lit green-yellow hue and forlorn tuba music dragged down my experience; but that ending - haunting and memorable - makes it worth it!
Rated 30 Jul 2014
85
89th
Do you ever get that feeling where you're in a dream and everything feels logical and senseless at the same time and you realize it's completely senseless to separate what's logical from what's nonsense because they're bleeding into one another? This gloriously enigmatic film felt like that. Is it a film about the male psyche's destructive tendencies? An exploration of the conflicting nature of identity? A giant spider invasion film? Could be all of those or none of those things. Who cares.
Rated 13 Sep 2014
70
81st
Villeneuve had my curiosity, now he's got my full attention.
Rated 10 Jul 2014
20
7th
This is a very well made confusing mess. The ending scene tops it off as pointless and stupid. They failed miserably with ridiculous symbolism. I expected something more coherent. Nice performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. I had it figured out after the first 15 minutes. If only they had cut and replaced the first and last 5 minutes, it would have been more tolerable. My comment to the writer and director is BOOOOOOOO!!!
Rated 17 Jul 2014
60
68th
LOST HIGHWAY meets EYES WIDE SHUT, though LOST HIGHWAY was already LOST HIGHWAY meets EYES WIDE SHUT. A lot of psychological work and fantasy, really, just to be able to have less inhibited sex with his girlfriend, or have sex with someone other than his girlfriend. He'd be tempted to cover his eyes at the sex club, but then there is the Big Spider of Shame and Guilt.
Rated 26 Dec 2016
78
70th
It's pretty clever, and stays one step ahead. Jakey boy is also on fire, and there is solid performances from Laurent and Gardon. Huge negatives for the piss filter and exceptionally dark scenes.
Rated 09 Oct 2015
70
79th
I really like Villeneuve as a storyteller and this was good, but the ending rubbed me the wrong way.
Rated 25 Oct 2014
70
42nd
There's a weird feel to this one. It's not a BAD feel, but, it's weird, unique (in the sense that you don't see it OFTEN), and memorable. You can be forgiven for feeling that the first half-hour or so is disjointed and/or for feeling somewhat-apathetic towards it; this is a movie that definitely takes awhile to get going. The movie is not straightforward and that will definitely turn some people off. There's worthwhile material here to be found by those with the dedication to find it. See it!
Rated 09 Aug 2014
80
73rd
It is difficult to put my finger on what it is I liked about the film, as it frustratingly gives few answers. Its haunting tone, eery score, specific hue, and amazing subtleties highlight Villeneuve's talent.
Rated 24 Mar 2014
64
14th
Enemy is a richly powerful experience, but that's pretty well where my compliments for it stop. On one level yes, I was involved with the story and enjoying Gyllenhaal's multi-faceted performance, but sometimes when a more expiremental approach is taken to a film it muddles too much, lingers too long before jumping too fast, and is left too open-ended. Some essays I've read on the film have shed some light, and some of it is even brilliant, but Enemy still reaches too far into a fog.
Rated 20 Apr 2014
65
28th
A thought-provoking and brooding psychological mind trap that succeeds mostly because of great sound and a convincing dual performance from Gyllenhaal. It's unwieldily at times because the storytelling is so abstract, and the supporting cast feels under-utilized. Sarah Godin is great in her few scenes and made me wish she had more to do.
Rated 20 Nov 2014
78
88th
Commitment is like a box of spiders...
Rated 26 Dec 2014
74
62nd
Intriguing and different but I felt it spun it's wheels a bit much
Rated 28 Jun 2014
3
65th
Very interesting film, with wonderful imagery. It's difficult to explain what and why, but I like the fact that you don't get all the answers. I'm looking forward to watching it again and talk it over with my "movie-buddies" - there is A LOT to talk about! Gyllenhaal is excellent. - Good
Rated 03 Jul 2014
78
89th
The talented duo Villeneuve and Gyllenhaal returns again to create an unique movie. A surrealistic, engaging and adventurous doppelgänger-thriller. The picture is atmospheric, tense and beautifully shot, but it's a disorienting puzzle that plays with its audience. It explores the masculine intimacy and a man's phycological struggle, when he decides to leave his mistress and come to terms with his fear of commitment to his pregnant wife.
Rated 05 Jun 2014
65
36th
Enemy is a truly maddening experience, with too many open-ended questions and disconnected symbols to allow for any kind of resolve. There are some movies that attempt to be 'profound,' void of actually saying anything. Still, the mood and Gyllenhaal's multi-faceted performance make it worthy of a watch. NOTE: The ending is the biggest tease I've experienced in a long time -- any discussions post-viewing will more than likely be richer than the movie itself.
Rated 26 Apr 2014
60
57th
It's different, what can I say. But I guess they got stuck finding a decent ending.
Rated 30 Jul 2014
55
53rd
Villeneuve creates an impressive atmosphere of existential dread, and Jake Gyllenhall provides (an) impressive performance(s). Unfortunately, the attempts at philosophical depth aren't handled very well, and basically amount to "If you had an identical double, you'd totally try to fuck his girlfriend, right?" Perhaps its exploration of character would be more affecting without the distracting and incomprehensible tarantula motif.
Rated 04 Aug 2014
3
38th
I'd complain that it's pretty thin on plot and character, but it's so unnervingly creepy throughout that I'd be nitpicking. Funny how terrifying it is to confront what is essentially yourself, how much of our individual identity is bound up in our avatar. And that ending. Damn.
Rated 03 Aug 2014
78
56th
There are two types of "Puzzle Movies": The kind that suck you in and make you care about uncovering the explanation, and the kind that you don't give a shit about figuring out. So which kind is Enemy? Luckily, the former. With its compelling story, mysterious atmosphere and superb acting, I couldn't help but crave an explanation for the utterly shocking ending. God, that last shot scared the crap out of me. I don't yet understand it (gonna go do some reading now), but I know I enjoyed it.
Rated 01 May 2014
69
63rd
One more dobbelgänger movie in a psychological way pointed by La Moustache in 2006 (except in the French movie the main protagonist was loosing his one and only personality). People have a double identity. You see one person but he can be the other inside. Wife should spot the difference. The deepest corners of the mind are sometimes darker than we can imagine. What's lurking in there? And is the biggest threat inside you or outside?
Rated 08 Jul 2014
80
79th
Jake Gyllenhaal vs Louise Bourgeois
Rated 16 Jun 2016
79
75th
It begins like a dark and dreary hitchcock but moves into a strange study of identity and control maybe and maybe not and in any case its a great film to try to analyze. Stark palette forces you to focus on the characters in frame. Gyllenhall is impressive and subtle. Suspense runs high and there are a few very startling moments.
Rated 01 Aug 2016
89
83rd
simply unnerving, demands your every thought.
Rated 26 Aug 2014
75
72nd
"Enemy" could be Villeneuve's least successful film so far (that I've seen) -it's also his most ambitious and memorable. Foreboding and baffling, it pinned me to my seat start-to-finish, with its marvelously constructed atmosphere and a rock-solid performance from Gyllenhaal. Its symbolism may be too elliptical to be fully satisfactory but what does show through packs quite a punch.
Rated 27 Jul 2014
73
71st
I really like puzzle movies, so it's no surprise I enjoyed this one. The cinematography served the story really well, which is always a nice bonus.
Rated 11 Jan 2017
89
41st
Careful! This film may not be for you! Careful! Filled with symbolism.(Spoilers ahead) all of the creepy imagery is arachnid/spider based... And all of it has to do with what gyllenhaals character is very afraid of; the women in his life. He sees them as predators looking to ensnare him. The huge one over the city is his mother, the one with the fangs and eyes are the random women that could possibly turn him on, and the one at the end that appears afraid of him... Is his wife.
Rated 22 Feb 2023
87
92nd
Very impressive and clever mystery movie that you when played in a loop will make more and more sense. Haunting score and gorgeous cinematography. https://web.archive.org/web/20160306135101/http://shoton35.com/2014/06/05/enemy-in-depth-analysis/
Rated 17 Oct 2015
80
50th
Do not watch if you are afraid of spiders. Seriously.
Rated 23 Jul 2017
65
68th
good movie
Rated 21 Aug 2014
78
59th
Needed less from the first act with the mystery of who this guy who looks like him is and more from the final act. But that final act is a doozy. Goes in a strong direction and as fantastic as that ending is I was left wanting more.
Rated 25 Apr 2020
76
59th
Dude, calm down. We've all seen our movie doppelganger, you're not special. I watch Brad Pitt movies all the time. *laughs* *sheds a single tear* *looks at gun in hand* On another note, I didnt understand the ending.
Rated 31 Jan 2019
95
86th
Wtf did the ending even mean? Otherwise I thought this was fantastic.
Rated 29 Dec 2016
80
66th
What the f.ck is this ? Mindkiller movie
Rated 12 Mar 2016
81
82nd
villeneuve is the master of suspense-craft.
Rated 23 Aug 2014
53
29th
1st viewing: Frontloaded. Too busy parading its MYSTERIOUS SENSE OF DREAD(TM) before the plot actually calls for it to make me notice the stuff I probably needed to keep in mind at the end. Yet there's something deeply disturbing in it that makes me want to see it again. Whatever it is, it doesn't pander. Maybe I should just read the novel. ETA: No, it probably is just as turnkey simple as it seems.
Rated 31 Mar 2024
72
58th
I'm seeing double here… four Jake Gyllenhaals!
Rated 22 Aug 2014
75
69th
Looking back on Enemy's atmoshpere I guess I should've watched it in autumn rather than summer: it has something eery about it, the colours are all yellow-brownish and it's somewhat depressing for sure. And the movie's confusing - literally until the very last moment. But also intriguing. All in all it leaves a lot of room for interpretation without getting too pretentious. And it reminded me to finally read one of Saramago's novels.
Rated 07 Aug 2017
72
75th
An excellent double performance by Gyllenhaal and an inexplicably creepy atmosphere with too many spiders; it's an excellent story about madness and amorality.
Rated 08 May 2014
98
94th
Another great movie from Denis Villeneuve. Brilliant in every department, just a simple question: What exactly was that about?
Rated 27 Oct 2015
4
52nd
what i appreciated about this, at least for the first hour, was how denis villeneuve managed to extract such a menacing atmosphere from so little. i mean, two people look the same. holy shit. unfortunately, the last half hour went nowhere interesting. actually, less than interesting. it was plain bad. although not as bad as "under the skin". now there's a fucking tragic final half hour.
Rated 17 Jun 2016
60
24th
Disintegrating relationship, guilt, paranoia and urban claustrophobia. Subtle and competent in many ways and I can see it working for a lot of people but I just found it a bit trite with its symbolism, style & devices and misjudged in terms of drama & tension. The obscurity and mystery seem to just mask a gaping lack of interesting ideas, originality and depth. Seen all of this done so much better in films like Eyes Wide Shut, Lost Highway or even Moon. It shows a lot of promise though.
Rated 26 Oct 2014
60
50th
Can I by a vowel, please... I have a gut feeling that this is a great film, but it's too difficult for me to understand the metaphors to be sure. I'm torn when it comes to movies where I need clues from interviews with the director and actor, but in the end I always let it be a good thing that I feel invested enough to spent even more time trying to get the most out of a movie. My grade is only mid-range as I think it's a bit much that every scene is attempting to be overly intense.
Rated 09 Apr 2016
75
80th
It's a mind game movie: A conflict within a man psyche picturized. It could had been a Lynch or a Cronenberg movie. But, though effective and well directed, it has not the imagination, creativity, of Eraserhead or Videodrome. And that make it also less clear: except the "yellow" cinematography, it's all so "real", undertone, with few powerful images, and this can misleading you in the understanding of the film, making it a less-enjoyable puzzle-solving experience. But it remains a nice puzzle.
Rated 22 Jan 2018
80
67th
I've never read the book this is based on but having now read some analysis on Enemy the potential themes are a lot more clear. It's probably about living under a totalitarian government without knowing it, and Denis subtly shows this in the environment and in the way he contrasts the doubles. This made me appreciate the film more than I did originally. Anyway, Jake put in a good performance as usual and Denis created an atmosphere full of dread as usual.
Rated 29 Mar 2014
87
80th
Perhaps it's a masterful thriller. Perhaps it's just a masterful tease. Whatever it is, it's incredibly well-made. Denis Villeneuve and Jake Gyllenhaal reunite after the excellent PRISONERS with this tale of a humdrum professor who discovers his exact double, a minor actor involved in some shady business. No one seems entirely sure what is real, or who is who--at film's end, you may be more confused than ever. And perhaps that's the beauty of it. Vividly directed, superbly acted, and gripping.
Rated 25 Apr 2014
85
80th
I've only seen Villeneuve's Prisoners and this film, but he's batting 1000 in my book and I now want to see everything he's ever done. Aided by Gyllenhaal's perfect performance, he's able to create dread with nearly every single frame of the film. Even the first scene in the classroom felt ominous, and I didn't know why! I've read countless theories explaining the film - most sound like rubbish to me. I don't have my own to contribute (yet) but the film is no less magnificent for it.
Rated 04 Sep 2015
95
96th
Upon further contemplation this movie just continues to get better. The more this film is analyzed the more rewarding it is. Video essay on how Enemy creates a constant sense of dread: https://youtu.be/CCaNbayVj1I
Rated 27 Aug 2014
70
42nd
Hey Villeneuve, did I mention I'm scared shitless of spiders?
Rated 01 Nov 2014
63
49th
Despite what some have said, there is nothing ambiguous or open-ended here; the film merely presents itself in an initially confusing way. But it's very much a puzzle film, and once you piece it together it doesn't have a ton of depth. It doesn't really explore its themes; it just forces you to find them. It's well done, though, so it is initially very unnerving and compelling. It's exciting to experience, but with the puzzle solved, there's not much else to think about.
Rated 04 Sep 2015
84
88th
The good kind of brain-teaser movie. You can follow the mostly-engaging story but slowly understand the bizarre imagery and little, well-decided touches all around. I hope the shock of the ending doesn't outweigh how it wraps the story and themes together so perfectly, while setting new viewers into the rewatch-right-now mode.
Rated 10 Apr 2014
70
77th
Despite not understanding much of the film I'd still recommend it for atmosphere and mood more than content. At the end I said "what the fuck" out loud, which doesn't happen often so that's something. A more coherent story would rate a higher score because there's certainly something here worth watching but it's presented oddly
Rated 21 Nov 2016
66
86th
First film from director Villeneuve that I've seen and it's a good one. It felt to me like a blend of Lynch and Cronenberg (the latter might be because of Canadian locations), but Villeneuve clearly also has his own style. Gyllenhaal plays his two parts (sides?) well and with this and Nightcrawler I've started to appreciate his recent acting choices and work on whole new level. I also appreciated that for once the duration was kept at ~90mins without hurting the story. Probably one to revisit.
Rated 14 Apr 2015
70
55th
R.I.P. Me, 1986-2014 The ending to Enemy stopped my heart and now I am dead. Warn the others.
Rated 19 Oct 2015
75
20th
it was good but i think i didn't get the main idea clearly :P
Rated 06 May 2015
8
76th
Enemy may be one of the most peculiar films I've ever experienced. This is an extraordinarily analytical piece of filmmaking that got under my skin and has since stayed with me. Following the success of 'Prisoners', Denis Villeneuve is proving to be one incredibly talented filmmaker. And both visually and atmospherically this is stunning craft. Jake Gyllenhaal is on a fine run of form and he gives (an) impressive performance(s) here. Enemy definitely requires and deserves repeated viewings.
Rated 06 Jul 2014
45
18th
Not enough symbolism. They shouldn't have even had dialogue, just showed other characters vague pictures. I mean if you are going to go for surrealistic bullshit you might as well go 100%.
Rated 11 Apr 2014
35
20th
An endless mind-tease; obscure, damp, singularly unpleasant. The spider is the only interesting element - a potent symbol of what madness might feel like.
Rated 16 Feb 2017
50
24th
Starts very promising, but it's not reaching its potential at all - it's just a "smoke and mirrors" kind of film. Jake Gyllenhaal is great.
Rated 29 Dec 2016
77
58th
Becomes much more interesting when you have an idea of what the hell is going on.
Rated 27 Jan 2020
73
78th
Not the best Villeneuve has been but he shows an incredible command to his craft and Gyllenhaal is as great as ever. Enemy is something that needs to be seen to be believed.
Rated 13 Jun 2017
75
83rd
Has potential for a higher rating after the second viewing
Rated 09 Mar 2015
65
73rd
Very good.
Rated 07 Dec 2014
80
88th
OMG, LOVED this movie. Had to watch the beginning again to understand a little of the ending. And after that I needed to look up what the whole movie and spider thing was about.. then when I found out, I wish I hadnt. Apart from the pretty lame explanation for the movie, this is really one to watch! Great acting and eerie scenes which made me think of David Lynch movies. Go see it!
Rated 01 Feb 2015
90
66th
Allegorical twisty tale that makes more sense after watching it. If it's approached like that, it's really great, but it does take some work by the audience to get there.
Rated 21 Apr 2017
63
39th
So Enemy is either about Gyllenhaal's character (Adam) attempting to rid himself of his ambitious, lecherous alter-ego (Anthony); briefly succeeding (by choosing to live as Adam in his/Anthony,s life) before succumbing to his darker urges in the final scene. Where the spiders are a representation of his feelings (mainly fear) of women. The film is deliberate and slow paced, almost punishingly so. Alternatively the film is about sentient-spider body-snatchers. A chore to watch, but not w/o merit.
Rated 05 Oct 2017
45
22nd
A mind twister that left me indifferent http://movie-freak.be/2014/04/enemy-2013/
Rated 28 Aug 2021
77
35th
This was an interesting one. Such a different story that needs a rewatch or two. I loved the yellowish colors that you don't see everywhere. Gyllenhaal is great as always and the rest of the cast isn't a joke either. Not as good as Prisoners from the same year but a completely different, contrasting style to it.
Rated 13 Sep 2016
60
32nd
Popular mindbenders like Mulholland Drive (from which it borrows one important symbol), The Metamorphosis (which it evokes with another), Eyes Wide Shut, maybe even Fight Club have done this better. I agree with djross that the film suffers for the code-like nature of its content, compared to better works whose figurative language is unforced and eloquent, not just deliberately confusing. Villeneuve has serious talent, but his films' scripts (looking at you, Prisoners) tend to reek of bullshit.
Rated 15 Jul 2016
90
93rd
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Rated 05 Aug 2018
40
26th
I did not like for my first watch. It was all too confusing. But I admit I may have missed something, so I put an 'ok' score until a rewatch.
Rated 31 May 2014
95
76th
great movie!
Rated 01 Feb 2015
63
36th
Someone got a serious spider problem man I don't even know
Rated 31 Mar 2014
60
28th
Pretty good up until the cheap shot ending.
Rated 17 May 2014
75
69th
Mezczyzna spotyka swojego sobowtora, a zdarzenie to wywoluje u niego obsesje i wyrazne zmiany w zachowaniu. Brzmi standardowo, ale standardowe nie jest. To naprawde dobry film jest.
Rated 05 May 2020
40
14th
Unbelievably boring. Quickly got tired of the sound attempting to create an atmosphere that the other elements can't carry. The pacing is uniformly and consistently slow, which becomes a problem when it fails to build towards anything truly climactic.
Rated 20 Aug 2022
45
40th
Much like Nolan's Following in that it's a perfect representation of the director's eventual filmography - psuedo-intellectual eye candy with little meat. Unlike Nolan, Villeneuve is a visual master at times, and that alone makes his films incredibly more compelling. Like Nolan, its overwrought, has a nonsensically overbearing score, and characters wildly overreact to situations for the sake of plot.
Rated 23 Mar 2016
73
31st
Villeneuve steht ganz selbstbewusst in der Tradition des europäischen Autorenfilms der 60er. Wer die Klassiker der Zeit im neuen Gewand erleben möchte, der wende sich Enemy zu!(...) die ganze Rezension und dazu die unserer Meinung nach intensivsten Filme zum Thema Wahnsinn gibts auf der Seite unserer Videothek cinegeek.de
Rated 09 Aug 2014
75
89th
Had to watch a 25 minute theory video after watching the movie to actually understand it, I really love these kind of very well thought and developed movies that we sadly do not see that often anymore. Villeneuve is certainly one the most recent masters of the art form that can be seen with his every movie.
Rated 30 Mar 2014
90
80th
Movie 1700. Viewed March 29, 2014. A bit like Polanski's Apartment Trilogy by way of Antonioni. That alone should make you rush out to see this.
Rated 26 May 2014
10
1st
Slow, boring, awful.
Rated 09 Aug 2015
80
59th
I had no idea what was going in the movie and maybe it wasn't all that important to know. I don't like spiders thought.
Rated 30 Mar 2024
60
71st
My theory: Enemy, like too many Hollywood movies, managed to get all the way to post-production without any of the jobsworths working on it having the balls to point out how bad it was. They decided to save it by cutting the corny split-personality / time-travel twist, adding a bunch of ambiguous spiders and laying the mood-music on thick. I'm close aren't I, Denis? Kind of worked though.
Rated 14 Jan 2024
72
72nd
I think I hate it, not quite sure I know why. You'll want to read an analysis after the film is over.
Rated 07 Sep 2019
86
75th
Enemy takes a somewhat intriguing premise and produces a disturbing, thought-provoking metaphor that is not easily explained but is easily enjoyed.
Rated 22 Jun 2015
4
13th
Enemy puts too much emphasis on the central mystery and not enough time on character and themes. If you figure out the mystery early on, then you'll likely be bored by this ponderous thriller.
Rated 06 Oct 2014
90
82nd
Not really a "puzzle" per se so much as a slow revelation. The doppleganger, the greatest of all Gothic villans, is served well in films that do pretty much nothing but build dread throughout. Villeneuve shoots Toronto as a smog-yellowed, futuristic tumor, like Cronenberg doing the Kids In The Hall opening credits.

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