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Devil Reviews

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
October 7, 2014
A taut, expert and engrossing thriller with sense of visual restraint that is refreshing in this age of abhorrent overexposure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered
November 11, 2013
Devil features nothing new, exciting or suspenseful. Instead, it gives us shallowly developed characters and an ultimately forgettable story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 31, 2013
M. Night Shyamalan at his most messianic -- he just takes too long to get to the frights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
January 6, 2013
The characters are unlikable and annoying but the suspense built up is very real, making "Devil" a thriller worth checking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 23, 2012
It always makes me apprehensive to see a movie that was not screened for critics in advance. "Devil" looked like it could have been an interesting film, but [it turns out] the lack of faith was justified.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
August 30, 2011
Although it doubtless will find more success in the DVD market, on the big screen Devil makes for bland viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 14, 2011
Nonsensical to the point that every element doesn't hold up to the least bit of scrutiny.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
This movie's job was to whip up a little fear and/or suspense, but it must have escaped through a crack in the elevator doors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 4, 2011
Circling wildly within the film's main set -- a stalled elevator car -- or hurtling up and down an empty shaft, Mr. Fujimoto's camera is as giddy as a tween at a Justin Bieber concert.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
April 2, 2011
Un ejercicio de suspenso sobrenatural bastante efectivo, sobre todo en su primera parte, aunque lleno de lugares comunes más bien irritantes. Y, sobre todo, con la reiterada pretensión evangelizadora que inunda el cine de M. Night Shyamalan...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 10, 2011
[M]ost of its promise is squandered through inept scripting and a failure to indulge a self-aware enthusiasm for its B-movie concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
January 14, 2011
An effective locked-in-the-box thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 6, 2011
An excellent and often intense peak in to the battle of good and evil...
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
January 4, 2011
For a small package, it conjures up some effective ideas and scares, as well as some terrific atmospheric moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
December 27, 2010
A small scale but modestly effective broken elevator thriller that is more Agatha Christie than Alfred Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: B
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
December 24, 2010
Devil is pretty obvious in its intentions, with not-so-subtle religious metaphors spread throughout, but the film delivers enough thrills and chills to keep audiences entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Marc Fennell
Triple J
December 14, 2010
Holy mother of god: behold the first M Night Shyamalan-associated film in the last 4 years that doesn't utterly blow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
December 9, 2010
M. NIGHT Shyamalan has churned out a few stinkers of late, but his new thriller Devil could mark his return to form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
December 9, 2010
Devil is an engrossing mesh of Catholic philosophy and supernatural thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Schembri
Sydney Morning Herald
December 8, 2010
Though the poster bravely boasts this movie as being ''from the mind of M Night Shyamalan'', Devil is actually not an over-long, near-unwatchable piece of badly directed high-concept dross, but a tight little killer thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
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