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Devil Reviews

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November 11, 2013
Devil features nothing new, exciting or suspenseful. Instead, it gives us shallowly developed characters and an ultimately forgettable story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
September 23, 2012
It always makes me apprehensive to see a movie that was not screened for critics in advance. "Devil" looked like it could have been an interesting film, but [it turns out] the lack of faith was justified.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2011
Although it doubtless will find more success in the DVD market, on the big screen Devil makes for bland viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 10, 2011
[M]ost of its promise is squandered through inept scripting and a failure to indulge a self-aware enthusiasm for its B-movie concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 30, 2010
Despite a terrific premise and strong performances, this chiller is let down by its ineffective build-up and trite conclusion.
December 3, 2010
The movie has Shyamalan all over it - and not in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
September 20, 2010
Devil packs a lot of business into 80 brisk minutes but is shockingly short on fun or fright.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 31, 2013
M. Night Shyamalan at his most messianic -- he just takes too long to get to the frights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 21, 2010
At best a cheesy, unsatisfying thriller and, at worst, a waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 17, 2010
Ultimately, the fact it's all down to the, um, Devil, means all the other characters' dark secrets that come to light are a bit pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 18, 2010
promising but stunted
| Original Score: 2/5
April 14, 2011
Nonsensical to the point that every element doesn't hold up to the least bit of scrutiny.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 17, 2010
Moves over the line from kind of creepy to kind of stupid. It never recovers, and the last act is sadly unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 18, 2010
It's a good concept with five strangers stuck in an elevator with bad things happening. Unfortunately, the devil is included every step of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
September 19, 2010
Its disposable nature belies a much better film lurking in there somewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
September 17, 2010
A pocket-size supernatural thriller that plays a bit like Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians retold by an unstable Sunday School teacher.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 17, 2010
Shyamalan has instead indulged his moldy sense of protracted mischief, providing pedestrian thrills to fans who'll see every turn of this feature coming a mile away.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 24, 2010
Like a Goosebumps adaptation for semi-adults. This creature's not scary or gory enough for anyone over 15 but takes a few stabs at notions of revenge, guilt and forgiveness. Then shrugs, folds up its wings and screeches back off into the darkness.
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