Devil's Advocate

Devil's Advocate

DVD - 1998
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Hotshot attorney accepts tempting offer from an elite New York law firm only to find himself fighting for his soul.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [1998]
Edition: Special ed., widescreen.
ISBN: 9780790736228
0790736225
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (144 min.) :,sd. (stereo.), col. ;,12 cm.

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tonyalanjeffers
Feb 03, 2018

This was a different twist on the old "Sell your Soul to the Devil" theme. I Kept waiting for Al Pacino to bring out the contract; the contract never appears. But clearly there is a choice and the Devil recounts verbally the agreements. This movie would have been better with a different actor as the star; since there is a lot of the "Things are not what they seem to be" motifs and it is impossible considering the actor to not be reminded of the "Matrix".
In fact if I had come into this movie in the middle I would have assumed it was a "Matrix" movie. As another actor named Reeves found out type-casting is tough to overcome Keanu.
Beware there is a lot of sex, nudity and really gross blood and gore in this movie.
The Devil is a lawyer! Of course he is.

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c67macdonald
Nov 07, 2017

If you like horror movies and great makeup this movie scared the f&5* out of me! You also get to see the Star nude-not too shabby considering the age of the film and it must have gotten by the critics and the censorship boards-almost as great as Reeve's movie with Gary Oldman-if you love the horror-sci-fiction genre-and love Vampire-gothic romance/horror check them out! The makeup is on par with 30 Days of Night! Excellent video shots and excellent love scenes-the fight scenes-excellent-in my humble opinion!

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britprincess1ajax
May 09, 2016

THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE starts slow but gains some heat an hour in, lurching forward into the kind of thrills you expected. It's a tad dull waiting for something to happen, which is a minor issue here, but it maintains one's interest all the same. One of its best aspects is the investigation of the satanic impulses of the arrogant personality, the tendency to drive full speed towards depravity when vanity steps in. True, it wasn't an explosive spectacle overall, especially considering that the Devil is the villain, but it did court that supernatural evil mood albeit with more of a chic courtroom flavour. No explanations are offered for any discrepancies; frankly, one could take a hole punch to the script and it wouldn't make a blind bit of difference. For those who liked BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL, those shows that fight a big bad magical being each episode, this film is probably for them, adding an R-rated element but with the same MTV obtuseness. For lighthearted spookiness with a potty-mouthed antagonist, I recommend THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, but if you don't fall into that very specific category, a balance of campy horror and adult themes, then you should skip it.

lasertravis Jun 17, 2013

Very good supernatural thriller/crime drama. Great Pacino (this is the norm). Good Keanu (this is rare). Great writing and acting with understated effects in a great story. Does feel a little dated rewatched today, but the story is the strength and it holds up well.

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smurray13
Nov 05, 2012

An entertaining movie from beginning to end.

wayne19711012 Apr 23, 2012

ok

Mocha6ft3 Apr 06, 2012

I invited my friend over to watch this movie. Most of the times i play movies that are known for it's sound qualities on my HOMETHEATER SYSTEM. But this film is not known for it's audio effects, rather it's known for it's story telling. And the story is told WELL!!! My friend, who normally talks back to the screen while watching movies was a little more reserved this time, and would often say "Oh, my God" or "Holy s- -t" while watching this film. It was obvious she enjoyed this movie and why it's a part of my collection. Mr. Pacino makes a good devil and plays it well. I enjoyed the whole cast of characters and the story. I give this movie 5 stars!!!! A good story, good cast, good characters, and of course the devil. A large bucket of Kentucky fried chicken, wings, legs, breasts, thighs, rolls, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes and coke.

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