Running Time: 2 mins
Double Take is a British film about the relentless battle for a prized necklace between two friends, whose dastardly and double-crossing actions lead to enormous tensions.
Yeah. I’m not entirely sure about the description of this as ‘a fast-paced thriller’, but it does have a pretty exciting storyline. It’s pretty hard to get all that done in 2 minutes, but this tells a flowing story of backstabbery and desire very well and very quickly.
Performances-wise, it was actually pretty good. Harry Williams was looking pretty thuggish throughout, while Anoushka Sthalekar, Camille and Laurel Lewis provided a good starting point for an ultimately thrilling story.
However, kudos goes to George Logan for a bumbling but unnerving performance. Maybe looking at the camera one too many times, but his creepy grin and scary eyes almost made me shiver, adding to the tension due to his ‘silent but deadly’ character.
Finally, good shooting all round. I don’t know who was the cinematographer, but a combination of useful wide shots and Ipcress File-esque sideways shots, which added to the thrill of it all, so that’s why it gets an 8.2.