The movie never fully engaged me; my mind raced ahead of the plot, and the John Grisham stuff clashed with the Exorcist stuff.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Far too bland and mediocre to really pull off such heavy handed themes...
Regrettably, an overblown finale and redundant trick ending undercut the mild subversiveness of what's gone before.
Keanu Reeves as a lawyer? Simply hilarious.
As the movie approaches 2 1/4 hours, it begins feeling like eternal damnation.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Despite its dull first hour, The Devil's Advocate becomes an OK, recommendable film.
| Original Score: C
A muddled metaphysical thriller that takes a small eternity to engage the observer with its flimsy characters and its tired special effects.
One of those films that look good as a trailer, but the house of cards soon falls flat when the idea has to be sustained for 90 minutes.
| Original Score: 4/10
The picture starts off slick and amusing, gets convoluted, draggy and strange round about the midway point, and ends up just plain ludicrous.
Rarely do we actually encounter such a brazen example of the 'so bad it's good' genre of filmmaking.
| Original Score: 2/5
Some movies seem to have been made for just one scene, and disappointingly, The Devil's Advocate is one of them.
| Original Score: 2/4
Plods along on the winds of unpleasantness and mindlessness towards its climax, where a completely arbitrary, soapy plot twist is thrown into the mix.
Although it's nice for a film to be ambitious, there is such a thing as overreaching.
[Hackford] seems stuck in a private limbo, unable to decide whether he's making a special-effects flick or a pop-philosophical tract.
The film's setup is much more interesting than the overblown payoff offered by Hackford and screenwriters Jonathan Lemkin and Tony Gilroy.
| Original Score: 1/4
A highly enjoyable motion picture that's part character study, part supernatural thriller, and part morality play.
| Original Score: 3/4
The worst thing about The Devil's Advocate is how it squanders the little chance that it had to be a truly creepy and engaging film.
| Original Score: 3/5
This may not be the most intelligent film of the autumn season, but it stands among the best horror films we have seen on the screen in the last few years.
| Original Score: 6/8
It takes a story this ridiculous to be this good.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
I could have sat in the parking lot eating room temperature cheese ravioli and had a better time. Three hours of my life were wasted.
| Original Score: 0/10