Let the Devil Wear Black (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)




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Director and screenwriter Stacy Title (best known for the independent feature The Last Supper) obviously knows a good story when she sees one, and proves it with Let The Devil Wear Black, which takes the framework of Shakespeare's Hamlet and recasts it with present-day characters and dialogue. Jack (Jonathan Penner), a professional student, is convinced something is rotten in the state of his family after the recent death of his father -- especially when Uncle Sammy (Jack Sheridan) decides to marry Jack's mother (Jacqueline Bisset) with what Jack thinks is inappropriate speed. Jack becomes convinced his father's death was at the hands of some shadowy conspiracy, while his girlfriend, Julia (Mary-Louise Parker) starts to unravel in the face of her own tensions and Jack's obsessions. The supporting cast includes Philip Baker Hall, Jonathan Banks, Maury Chaykin and Chris Sarandon; Let The Devil Wear Black was shown as part of the 1999 Slandance Film Festival.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jonathan Penner
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On DVD: Jun 20, 2000


Chris Sarandon
as Jack's Father
Jeffrey Schoeny
as Young Jack
Randall Batinkoff
as Trainor Bradbury
Norman Reedus
as Jesse Braughtigan
Thomas F. Duffy
as Bartender
Kevin West
as Pharmacist
Lou Hill
as Mexican Cook
Jed Sura
as Pleasure Dome Barten...
Joanna Gleason
as Dr. Rona Harvey
Nicholas Guilax
as Counterman
Matt Salinger
as Cop No. 1
Martha Hackett
as Cop No. 2
Jeff Bowser
as Hired Killer
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Critic Reviews for Let the Devil Wear Black

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 18, 2008
Top Critic

May 29, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

Suffers from an emotional detachment from any of the characters.

Full Review… | January 1, 2007

...I'll pretty much watch anything that features Mary Louise Parker...

Full Review… | August 1, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

October 7, 2005
International Press Academy

Audience Reviews for Let the Devil Wear Black

Mediorce unfocused reworking of Hamlet.

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