Niagara Gazette

Night & Day

March 26, 2014

CALLERI: 'Enemy' has a secret you must never reveal


Niagara Gazette — In addition to Gyllenhaal, the very good cast also includes Melanie Laurent as Adam’s girlfriend, Sharon Gadon as Anthony’s wife, and Isabella Rossellini as Adam’s mother, who quickly dismisses the idea of a double as being his fixation on “a third-rate actor.” But is she truly scoffing at his dilemma? The atonal music by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans creates a jarring mood without end, and the cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc is perfect.

Villeneuve has created a masterful work. “Enemy” is superior filmmaking, deeply unnerving and decidedly creepy. Do not let anyone tell you about the closing image. It disorients in its instant revelation and knocks you off-balance. It’s a completely great movie ending. Keep the secret.

Michael Calleri reviews films for Night and Day. Contact him at

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