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The Devil's Own (1997)

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29

Average Rating: 6.3/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 5

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Average Rating: 3/5
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A policeman plays Good Samaritan to a visitor from Ireland, only to discover that he has a potentially deadly secret. Belfast-born Frankie McGuire (Brad Pitt) saw his father gunned down by enemy soldiers at the age of eight, and when he grew up he joined the Irish Republican Army, determined that one day his father's death would be avenged. An especially ruthless "volunteer," Frankie is responsible for the death of 13 British soldiers and 11 policemen. After a particularly bloody battle, Frankie

Feb 24, 1998

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (54) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (24) | DVD (7)

The good news is, The Devil's Own doesn't live down to its reputation.

July 19, 2014 Full Review Source: The Moving Picture Show
The Moving Picture Show

Presents itself as being about Something Important, whereas in fact it is really about nothing very much at all.

January 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Finally just another schoolmarmish prestige piece touting America's moral superiority

July 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Comment (1)
Film Freak Central

What's left is a lot of moral grappling, not all of which has one iota of relevance to the plot.

July 30, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

A cobbled-together mess of conflicting tones.

September 18, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

The line 'This is not an American story, it's an Irish one' means nothing ... it is a story as American as McNuggets -- all extra-crispy coating and no real meat underneath.

December 6, 2004
Looking Closer

Messy, but still strangely appealing

April 27, 2003
Moviehole

Unjustly dismissed and really quite watchable, despite Brad Pitt's silly Irish accent.

January 16, 2003
Flipside Movie Emporium

Revolves around two men whose passionate commitment to justice puts them on a collision course.

August 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for The Devil's Own

They came from different worlds. They fought for different causes.
December 13, 2009
ScoopOnline
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

This film is as good as Brad Pitt?s Irish accent (although he mastered it in Snatch).
September 25, 2009
SirPant

Super Reviewer

terrorists kidnapped Harrisons family again! part4584
June 24, 2009
LoughnerWasLucid

Super Reviewer

    1. Frankie McGuire: I will destruct and destroy with my bogus Irish accent. Aye laddie!
    – Submitted by Jesse K (14 months ago)
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