Enemy is a heavily allegoric psychological thriller about a man who discovers his own doppelgänger and ends up in a battle of wills with him. Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) tells his story with a heavily saturated lens and minimalistic (and somewhat awkward) dialogue reminiscent of European cinema. And coupled with the generic nature of the characters and environments, this gives the film an evocative, timeless quality. However, it also contributes to making the narrative detached, with the result being that even if Villeneuve has interesting things to say, they may not make much of an impact. That being said, there's an unnerving quality to many of the crucial scenes here that will get to the patient viewer. And Jake Gyllenhaal's nuanced performance is one of the keys in that respect.