Devil - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Devil Reviews

Top Critic
Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
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
Top Critic
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
September 24, 2010
There's an old belief in TV series production circles that if you're doing a stuck-in-an-elevator episode before Season 4, it's a telltale sign you've run fresh out of ideas.
Top Critic
Nick Pinkerton
L.A. Weekly
September 23, 2010
A Night Gallery reject worth experiencing only to gape at a "spirituality" that falls somewhere between Dostoyevsky and Jack Chick, and to laugh that such daring feats of narrative illogic were undertaken with a straight face.
Top Critic
Drew Toal
Time Out
September 22, 2010
This is the sort of cut-rate cinematic Cheez Whiz that gives religious horror movies a bad name. Still, at least it's not The Last Airbender.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
September 21, 2010
The great cinematographer Tak Fujimoto has the time of his life on this low-budget horror feature, playing with dolly shots, abrupt zooms, and negative space inside the widescreen frame, and the fun is infectious.
Top Critic
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
Top Critic
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 20, 2010
Devil is guaranteed to keep you on tenterhooks from beginning to end -- and without much gore.
Top Critic
Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 18, 2010
Devil's low-grade hokum would be hard enough to stomach without the spiritual component; confining half the action to a small space where everyone's a suspect mostly results in characters looking shifty and shouting accusations at each other.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 18, 2010
Its overall slightness as a chiller only stresses that this was material unworthy of a notorious control freak filmmaker's undivided attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Dennis Harvey
Variety
September 18, 2010
Devil is nothing very special or original, but it gets the job done briskly and economically.
Top Critic
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+
Top Critic
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