The Devil's Own Reviews

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December 30, 2012
Directed by Alan J. Pakula (Klute (1971), The Parallax View (1974), All The President's Men (1976) and Sophie's Choice (1982)), this is a taut thriller which already feels dated and is quite ignorant towards Northern Ireland as well. It had the potential to be a good film, but it's let down by a poor script. With top talent on board in front and behind the camera, you'd have expected better from all involved. In 1992, IRA Gunman Frankie McGuire (Brad Pitt) is wanted by the British Army in Northern Ireland and after a shootout involving the SAS, McGuire escapes and manages to escape to America, posing as an Irish citizen under the name of Rory Devaney. In America, he meets up with IRA supporter Judge Peter Fitzsimmons (George Hearn), who has "Rory" stay with New York police Sergeant Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford) and his family. Frankie uses his time in America to arrange the smuggling of weapons back to Ireland, through black market dealer Billy Burke (Treat Williams). However, Tom finds out "Rory's" past, and things get dangerous when Tom's family are threatened. It should have been a good film, but it hasn't aged well, and it's a shame that this came to bee Pakula's final film, considering the great films he made in the past, he deserved to have gone out on a better note than this one.
December 15, 2012
Not your best choices gentlemen.
December 7, 2012
I dont recall all of this?????
½ November 14, 2012
pretty good thriller drama
½ October 5, 2012
Despite its Many Flaws, The Devil's Own remains a strangely Appealing and Memorable Film. Well Acted by Ford and Pitt. 68/100
November 11, 2012
Decent action thriller. The cast is just OK, Brad Pitt as an Irishman doesn't quite work. The main problem with this movie is the story, the scenes are too fragmented which makes the story hard to follow at times.
September 8, 2012
the acting isnt too bad, but the film is dragged down by the script. its a good way to kill time.
½ August 27, 2012
Wow. With these two stars headlining something like this, you just think it has to be pretty decent. Sorry to disappoint you, folks. Ford puts in a good performance, but Pitt is only decent here. Must be why he openly bashed the film before and after its release and even tried to leave during filming. Apparently egos got in the way and after seeing this long, boring, incredibly predictable piece of garbage they have nothing to brag about. If Harrison's not either a smuggler or an archaologist, forget about it. This is no exception. By the way, it was a $5 bin movie. Imagine that one?!?
½ August 19, 2012
Brad Pitt's bloody awful accent, that is all.
August 2, 2012
Both Harrison and Brad does a great job in this movie..
½ July 6, 2012
Painful to watch, this sleeper goes nowhere so fast that you'll be asking the person next to you what the hell is going on halfway through the film, the reason...it's missing conflict.
½ November 27, 2007
This film had 2 great actors but their chemistry on screen just did not work out well. The plot was decent although a little predictable and the relationships they were trying to develop never got to deep. I enjoyed some of the thrills the film provided but ultimately these 2 big time stars could not save a film that just needed a little more to be great.
April 21, 2012
with these two actors maybe it be good. since no information is available i don't know.. so see it and see for myself if it's any good or not....
½ April 19, 2012
Good story and acting by Pitt. Harrison had a bit of an off-night (as far as acting goes) with this one.
March 31, 2012
kinda looks scary, so as of right now, im not intrested
½ March 20, 2012
full of Irish action
best scene: explosions
½ March 10, 2012
I really liked this film. It has its flaws but strong performances by Ford and in particular Pitt help see this project through. A good entertaining action flick with just enough of depth to make a different than any other film.
March 8, 2012
Pitt's awful Irish accent makes it worth watching, just for the laugh like.
February 27, 2012
Very good film, enjoyed seeing the good guys playing bad guys
February 8, 2012
great acting, the story could've been better though
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