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Double Take

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and language
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Primary Audience:
Teen to Adult
1 hr. 28 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
January 12, 2001 (wide)
Relevant Issues
Orlando Jones and Eddie Griffin in “Double Take”
Featuring: Eddie Griffin, Orlando Jones, Edward Herrmann, Gary Grubbs, Shawn Elliott
Director: George Gallo
Producer: Barry Bernardi, Michael Rotenberg, Brett Ratner, David Permut
Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: A framed financier on the lam in Mexico steals another man’s passport for a quick identity change, only to discover that his pseudonym is on more wanted lists than his own. He then teams up with a supposed street hustler, unaware that the man is really a government agent.

Viewer Comments
I loved “double take”. Although there was language and sexual jokes I laughed really hard. It has a very confusing plot and a lingere fashion show. I don’t recommend taking to see this movie [anyone] 11 [or younger].
My Ratings: [Average / 3½]
—Peter, age 12

This movie is okay. It has all the common swear words repeated throughout the movie several times. It is a good plot, but very confusing.
My Ratings: [Average / 2]
—Kelly, age 13

This movie, while flawed in some areas, was an enjoyable one. It was very funny and well acted, although the language is somewhat repellant. There were over 40 uses of the “s-word” according to Screen it. I, myself, did not notice much of it, since I was enjoying the movie. It was very fun to watch, and I would probably go see it again! If the “s”, “d”, or “b” word offends you, you might want to stay away from this one, since these words are used quite frequently. The only language that really bothered me would be the three uses of “GD”. Other than that, the movie was pretty tame, except for a few scenes that contained mild violence. I would recommend it for ages 15 and up. Good movie!
My Ratings: [Average / 3½]
—Adam, age 18
I was upset to hear a very perverse character call himself a Christian in this film full of no good characters. There are a couple of crude comments made, but no sexual activity. A fashion show full of models wearing skimpy lingerie is shown. One man’s watch features a bare chested woman on it where the camera lingers. A man also makes an obscene move/gesture in a lousy attempt to attract a female. Several people are killed, but nothing too bloody. Excessive cussing, but no f-words. One man gives another the finger. Smoking and drinking are shown several times along with jokes concerning drugs. There are also some offensive racial situations.
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 2]
—K.E, age 13
Movie Critics
…MESSAGE—You never know who you’re dealing when big money is involved, so be suspicious of even your closest business partners…
…As buddy pics go, this is pretty much not even worth a single look, let alone a double take…
—Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today

…dialogue overflows with obscenities, strong profanity and crude words…
—Preview Family Movie and TV Review