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Devil Reviews

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Ben McEachen
Empire Magazine Australasia
December 5, 2010
Entertaining, spirited mystery which mercifully avoids the grisly path, but loses its way in simplified sermons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Paj Sandhu
December 3, 2010
The movie has Shyamalan all over it - and not in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
December 3, 2010
It's voyeuristic and compelling.
Simon Miraudo
December 1, 2010
I'm not sure which sentence sounds more like the set up for a joke: 'Five people walk into an elevator...' or 'A new film from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anthony Morris
The Vine
December 1, 2010
If there's a market out there for small-scale, efficient, moderately creepy thrillers, then a Night Chronicles series could work -- right up to the moment Shyamalan starts coming up with those lame twist endings again.
Matt Glasby
November 30, 2010
Tense, overheated but played rigorously straight, Devil is exactly what you want from a B-movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Glenn Dunks
November 30, 2010
When Devil tries to be scary, however, it more-or-less succeeds.
Katerina Sakkas
FILMINK (Australia)
November 30, 2010
Despite a terrific premise and strong performances, this chiller is let down by its ineffective build-up and trite conclusion.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 26, 2010
O problema de Shyamalan não reside exatamente na espiral de mediocridade na qual mergulhou nos últimos dez anos, mas em acreditar que a inteligência de seu público afundou ao lado de seu discernimento.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
November 25, 2010
A few creepy ideas and excellent direction make this short, sharp horror flick reasonable entertainment for lovers of the genre.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 16, 2010
...a better-than-average thriller that's ultimately quite a bit more effective than Shyamalan's last few directorial efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 8, 2010
It?s possible the devil is at work here, if it?s a demonic plan to damn movie audiences to a purgatory of boredom.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 1, 2010
... the movie does have its unpleasant pleasures ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 1, 2010
A clever and dark little tale of horror with an entertaining 'whodunit' aspect to it.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
September 30, 2010
Because the prospect of being trapped in an elevator is so naturally frightening for many of us, 'Devil' obviously underachieves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 29, 2010
A modest and sometimes silly but fun thriller; the killings are ingeniously crafted so that the deaths occur offscreen, which doesn't lessen their impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
September 26, 2010
Any fan of detective fiction will tell you that for a locked-room drama to work, you can't let anyone, including the reader, exit the locked room.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
September 26, 2010
"Devil" is Effectively Creepy but Still has M. Night's Shaky Take on Faith and Religion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 25, 2010
Shyamalan's story is sound, but the execution dragged me to hell and left me there wondering if his much-rumored sequel to Unbreakable was ever going to arrive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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