67% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
56% If I Stay Aug 22
—— When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
8% Are You Here Aug 22
96% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
12% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
35% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
31% The Giver $12.3M
21% Into The Storm $7.9M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
64% Lucy $5.5M
41% Step Up: All In $2.7M
62% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
85% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
88% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Devil's Advocate Reviews

Page 1 of 3
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The movie never fully engaged me; my mind raced ahead of the plot, and the John Grisham stuff clashed with the Exorcist stuff.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Far too bland and mediocre to really pull off such heavy handed themes...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 17, 2012
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Regrettably, an overblown finale and redundant trick ending undercut the mild subversiveness of what's gone before.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Keanu Reeves as a lawyer? Simply hilarious.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
Top Critic IconTop Critic

As the movie approaches 2 1/4 hours, it begins feeling like eternal damnation.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

Despite its dull first hour, The Devil's Advocate becomes an OK, recommendable film.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: C

May 22, 2003
Allan Ulrich
San Francisco Examiner

A muddled metaphysical thriller that takes a small eternity to engage the observer with its flimsy characters and its tired special effects.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

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.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 4/10

January 1, 2001
Charles Taylor
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The picture starts off slick and amusing, gets convoluted, draggy and strange round about the midway point, and ends up just plain ludicrous.

Full Review Source:

January 1, 2000
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Rarely do we actually encounter such a brazen example of the 'so bad it's good' genre of filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Some movies seem to have been made for just one scene, and disappointingly, The Devil's Advocate is one of them.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
David Luty
Film Journal International

Plods along on the winds of unpleasantness and mindlessness towards its climax, where a completely arbitrary, soapy plot twist is thrown into the mix.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Although it's nice for a film to be ambitious, there is such a thing as overreaching.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

February 14, 2001
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
Top Critic IconTop Critic

[Hackford] seems stuck in a private limbo, unable to decide whether he's making a special-effects flick or a pop-philosophical tract.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 12, 2002
Michael Dequina

The film's setup is much more interesting than the overblown payoff offered by Hackford and screenwriters Jonathan Lemkin and Tony Gilroy.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

October 18, 2008
James Berardinelli
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A highly enjoyable motion picture that's part character study, part supernatural thriller, and part morality play.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Rocchi

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.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2002
Mark R. Leeper

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.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/8

January 1, 2000
Christopher Null

It takes a story this ridiculous to be this good.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/10

June 14, 2001

Boston Phoenix

March 24, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic
October 18, 2008

Houston Chronicle
Top Critic IconTop Critic

October 18, 2008
Page 1 of 3
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile