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January 13, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | January 13, 2009 |

I’m not sure exactly why I haven’t run the Duplicity trailer yet — it’s been out a few weeks, and I’ve seen it a few times. The problem is: It looks like so many other films that Clive Owen has been in or set to be in that I’d just assumed I’d already ran it. A quick search reveals that I have not.

Duplicity stars Owen and Julia Roberts as pair of corporate spies who “share a steamy past and hook up to pull off the ultimate con job on their respective bosses.” It’s like Ocean’s Eleven crossed with a bland romantic comedy. It comes from Tony Gilroy, who wrote the Bourne flicks, and wrote and directed Michael Clayton (the same guy, inexplicably, is also responsible for The Cutting Edge).

I don’t have anything against the trailer — cool cast (Giammatti, Tom Wilkinson, and Tom McCarthy are also in it), good writer/director, decent premise — it just feels very generic, and I could swear I’ve already seen it. It’s like Oceans, or Inside Man, or Intolerable Cruelty, or Shoot ‘Em Up or The International. Ah hell: It all runs together.

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