The Devil's Advocate

"Very Good"

The Devil's Advocate Review


It takes a story this ridiculous to be this good. Imagine The Firm, but with the Devil. (Cue demonic laughter.) Keanu Reeves stars as a rising star of a lawyer, and Al Pacino stars as the Devil himself (sample line: "Call me dad!"). The movie plays perfectly into Pacino's penchant to overact the crap out of his part -- only this part has no limit to the attitude you can throw at it. The rest of the film is simply very well-made. Special effects, acting (particularly Charlize Theron as Keanu's sanity-vacating wife), music, set design -- it's all there. No, it ain't Oscar bait, it's just one, ahem, hell of a good time.


The Devil's Advocate

Facts and Figures

Run time: 23 mins

In Theaters: Sunday 10th November 1985

Box Office Worldwide: $61M

Budget: $57M

Production compaines: Warner Bros. Pictures, New Regency Pictures, Kopelson Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Kevin Lomax, as John Milton, as Mary Ann Lomax, as Eddie Barzoon, as Alice Lomax, as Christabella Andreoli, Craig T. Nelson as Alexander Cullen, as Mrs. Jackie Heath, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Leamon Heath, as Pam Garrety, Vyto Ruginis as Mitch Weaver, as Melissa Black, as Meisel, as Lloyd Gettys, Connie Embesi as Mrs. Bernice Gettys, Jonathan Cavallary as Gettys' Son, as Barbara, Murphy Guyer as Barbara's Father, as Florida Prosecutor, Bill Moor as Garson Deeds (Florida Judge), Neal Jones as Larry (Florida Reporter), Eddie Aldridge as Florida Bailiff, Mark Deakins as Florida Lawyer, Rony Clanton as Junkie in Harlem, George O. Gore II as Boy in Harlem, Alan Manson as Judge Sklar, Brian Poteat as Pie Face, Daniel Oreskes as Arnold (Metro Assistant District Attorney), Kim Chan as Chinese Man, Caprice Benedetti as Menage A Trois Woman, as Himself, Ray Garvey as Fight Fan, Rocco Musacchia as Fight Fan, Susan Kellermann as Joyce Rensaleer, as Takaori Osumi, Harsh Nayyar as Parvathi Resh, as Bashir Toabal, Nicki Cochrane as Multi-Lingual Party Guest, Fenja Klaus as Female #1, Gino Lucci as Limo Driver, as Botanica Woman, as Big Guy #1, as Big Guy #2, Franci Leary as Babs Coleman, as Mrs. Diana Barzoon

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