Devil Reviews

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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
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
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
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
Katerina Sakkas
FILMINK (Australia)
November 30, 2010
Despite a terrific premise and strong performances, this chiller is let down by its ineffective build-up and trite conclusion.
Paj Sandhu
Moviedex
December 3, 2010
The movie has Shyamalan all over it - and not in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
December 1, 2010
I'm not sure which sentence sounds more like the set up for a joke: 'Five people walk into an elevator...' or 'A new film from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric Hynes
Movieline
September 20, 2010
Devil packs a lot of business into 80 brisk minutes but is shockingly short on fun or fright.
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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 21, 2010
At best a cheesy, unsatisfying thriller and, at worst, a waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Robbie Collin
News of the World
September 17, 2010
Ultimately, the fact it's all down to the, um, Devil, means all the other characters' dark secrets that come to light are a bit pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
September 18, 2010
promising but stunted
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-
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
September 17, 2010
Moves over the line from kind of creepy to kind of stupid. It never recovers, and the last act is sadly unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
September 18, 2010
It's a good concept with five strangers stuck in an elevator with bad things happening. Unfortunately, the devil is included every step of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
September 19, 2010
Its disposable nature belies a much better film lurking in there somewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
September 26, 2010
Any fan of detective fiction will tell you that for a locked-room drama to work, you can't let anyone, including the reader, exit the locked room.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
September 17, 2010
A pocket-size supernatural thriller that plays a bit like Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians retold by an unstable Sunday School teacher.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
September 17, 2010
Shyamalan has instead indulged his moldy sense of protracted mischief, providing pedestrian thrills to fans who'll see every turn of this feature coming a mile away.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
September 24, 2010
Like a Goosebumps adaptation for semi-adults. This creature's not scary or gory enough for anyone over 15 but takes a few stabs at notions of revenge, guilt and forgiveness. Then shrugs, folds up its wings and screeches back off into the darkness.
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