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The Devil's Advocate Reviews

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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media
July 12, 2016
Violence, sex, profanity dominate graphic temptation tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 26, 2012
Outrageously entertaining ... The picture's most superlative turn comes from Charlize Theron, who's a revelation in the first role to really show off her talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
July 1, 2011
Stylishly seductive and well-acted by Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves, but thematically flawed, Taylor Hackford's film is yet another version of the Faustian morality tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 24, 2008
This supremely silly supernatural potboiler is slickly entertaining for just under two hours and absolutely hilarious for 10 minutes near the end...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 24, 2008
This is tongue-in-cheek, fun thriller and a variation on a classic theme -- would you sell your soul to gain the whole world?
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Great fun, with a mildly horrific edge, and a great portrayal of demonic glee by Al Pacino.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dragan Antulov
December 5, 2003
Charlize Theron makes an incredibly good impression in the role of a woman with deteriorating mental health.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Despite a wooden performance by Keanu Reeves, this is still a thoroughly enjoyable film for those who enjoy an intelligent horror flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
The worst thing about The Devil's Advocate is how it squanders the little chance that it had to be a truly creepy and engaging film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A literate meditation on human weakness and a hipped-out horror movie all in one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 22, 2002
A hell of a lot more fun than any film bearing John Grisham's name.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The movie's greatest strength is that it becomes more complex and rewarding as it goes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
O espetáculo final compensa.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Cackling and leering, Pacino puts on a great show, investing enough in his character to make him evil, but not so much that we think he's truly serious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Lurid advance ads for Devil's Advocate make it look ridiculous. It's not.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
A highly enjoyable motion picture that's part character study, part supernatural thriller, and part morality play.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
First the good news: Devil's Advocate is a visual delight that contains a deliciously over-the-top portrayal of Satan by Al Pacino. Now the bad news: the movie has no brain, heart or soul.
| Original Score: 72/100
Ted Prigge
January 1, 2000
Watching Al Pacino on screen in this film, playing a role he would hopefully kill for, is one of the few total pleasures of this year movie-wise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Darren Bignell
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
High art this may not be, and certainly no Paradise Lost, but fine filmic entertainment it most definitely is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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