Beat the Devil Reviews

October 30, 2020
I don't know what John Huston was thinking to direct 'Beat the Devil', but to tell the truth his adventure comedy starring Humphrey Bogart seems a bit dull to me. [Full review in Spanish]
August 16, 2019
An informal comedy that is at times critical, entertaining, and even discursive. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 2, 2019
Their production is sheer picaresque adventure, which darts from point to point as their fancy takes it -- and sparkles with mordant humor.
February 17, 2017
It operates under the assumption that everyone in it is drunk, lusty, a little crooked, and a little crazy, and once you tune in to their wavelength, it's fun to just hang out with them for an hour and a half.
February 16, 2017
A clever if confusing spoof of the genre pictures [John] Huston had made in a more serious manner in previous years
August 23, 2009
It looks like it's going to be a riot, but turns out almost laugh free.
January 11, 2008
An all-star home movie.
January 30, 2006
October 15, 2005
Perhaps the oddest film Humphrey Bogart ever made.
July 4, 2005
May 16, 2005
May 17, 2004
September 19, 2003
May 8, 2003
September 27, 2002
You have to wonder what Capote and John Huston were thinking in trying to make a satire that didn't have any actual jokes.
February 13, 2001
If Beat the Devil puzzled audiences on its first release, it has charmed them since.
January 1, 2000
he film ranges from the diffident to the grotesque, with Huston selecting his lenses to make the performers look as freakish as possible.