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Duplicity is about two retired government agents, played by Julia Roberts and Clive Owen, now a pair of corporate spies who share a steamy past.

They hook up to pull off the ultimate con job on their respective bosses.

This film has a good mix of high-tech espionage tactics, which proves there are other ways to develop a good romantic spy thriller without using guns, fast car chases, and loud explosions.

For those who don't demand and nit-pick, I found it to be a fun, fast, refreshing movie to watch.

Duplicity is more than a title as you try to follow the semi-complicated plot told through flashbacks about two ex-counter intelligence operators trying to steal a secret formula and, quite possibly, each others' hearts.

Filmed in beautiful locales, it includes double dealings, double takes, double crosses, and might appear to be smart, hip, funny, and romantic; it is not -- with one of the most anti-climactic endings ever.

This movie is hard to follow, in my view, and is a waste of the stars' talents in this confusing, fizzled caper.

The director's screenplay for the film is about corporate spying, and is more than a bewildering flick where you don't know what's going on most of the time.

By the time this picture's mystery plot unwinds, I was out of the mood to care.

It's just too complicated.

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