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

Contactmusic


Links



Advertisement

New Movies

Their Finest Movie Review

Their Finest Movie Review

Skilfully written, directed and acted, this offbeat British period film tells a story that catches...

Unforgettable Movie Review

Unforgettable Movie Review

With heavy echoes of trashy thrillers like Fatal Attraction, this movie overcomes its painfully simplistic...

The Belko Experiment Movie Review

The Belko Experiment Movie Review

The kill-or-die scenario that this movie hinges on isn't something new; it's been used in...

The Fate of the Furious Movie Review

The Fate of the Furious Movie Review

With the more dumbed-down title Fast & Furious 8 outside of North America, this overcrowded...

A Quiet Passion Movie Review

A Quiet Passion Movie Review

British writer-director Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea) is an expert at digging beneath the...

The Sense of an Ending Movie Review

The Sense of an Ending Movie Review

Julian Barnes' Booker Prize-winning novel is adapted into a remarkably intelligent, gently involving film anchored...

The Boss Baby Movie Review

The Boss Baby Movie Review

There isn't a lot of subtlety in this madcap animated comedy, which is more aimed...

Advertisement
City of Tiny Lights Movie Review

City of Tiny Lights Movie Review

After the latest incarnation of Dredd, director Pete Travis shifts gears drastically for this complex...

Going in Style Movie Review

Going in Style Movie Review

This is only technically a remake of the iconic 1979 film starring movie icons George...

Graduation Movie Review

Graduation Movie Review

Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) recounts another staggeringly detailed...

Ghost in the Shell Movie Review

Ghost in the Shell Movie Review

This sci-fi thriller is so visually stunning that it deserves to be mentioned in the...

Free Fire Movie Review

Free Fire Movie Review

Basically a 90-minute shoot-out, there isn't a lot to this movie. British filmmaker Ben Wheatley...

Life Movie Review

Life Movie Review

Like a mash-up of Alien and Gravity, this ripping sci-fi horror movie is very effective...

The Lost City of Z Movie Review

The Lost City of Z Movie Review

Based on a true story, it's the historical aspect of these events that holds the...

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.