It’s hard to write a film review on Double Identity cuz I can barely consider it a film. The story is such a mess, so convoluted, with so many senseless and unexplained characters it almost gives you a headache. The whole film pretends to be smart by acting like there’s a grand mystery (by way of characters saying “Everything is not what it seems...”), and by making things seem complex when in reality, everyone is just talking in circles and nothing adds up.
The one thing that keeps this from being extremely laughable is Kilmer himself, who clearly has a jump on the rest of the direct-to-DVD ‘stars’ of today cuz the man can act. He does absolutely nothing original here, except stroke his fingers through his ridiculous hair about a dozen times, but even on his worst day he can act circles around everyone else in this film. That said, whenever the man tries to do anything action-related, the laughs begin. Poor Kilmer looks fat, old, and slow as hell in the few small moments that are supposed to pass for thrills.
If there’s anything worth watching here, it’s Izabella Miko, who while only serviceable as an actress, is absolutely stunning to look at. Wowie. But don’t get me started on their “love” story. The two say about 45 words to each other the entire film.
Val, I respect your decision to “do it for the money”, but as a result, I demand that you pay me back for the 2 hours of my life you just wasted.
There's actually a preview on here for a movie called Midgets vs. Mascots, and it's exactly what it sounds like. I hope you're proud of yourself, Kilmer.