Reviews

Aug 10, 2020
At half its present length it might make an OK midnight camp item.
Aug 10, 2020
You don't care about any of the characters, so there's no fear of something nasty happening to them, and, with the exception of Pacino (who plays the devil himself), it's terribly miscast.
Aug 10, 2020
Pacino's gleeful performance notwithstanding, "The Devil's Advocate" descends into silly self-indulgence when it should have gone straight to hell.
Sep 7, 2011
You go in expecting a brazenly hokey, in-your-face portrait of evil, and that, I'm happy to say, is just what you get.
Jul 6, 2010
A fairly entertaining supernatural potboiler that finally bubbles over with a nearly operatic sense of absurdity and excess.
Oct 18, 2008
Oct 18, 2008
"Devil's Advocate" is "The Firm" meets "Rosemary's Baby," with a good deal more wit than either John Grisham or Ira Levin managed on their own.
Jun 24, 2006
Regrettably, an overblown finale and redundant trick ending undercut the mild subversiveness of what's gone before.
Jul 12, 2002
[Hackford] seems stuck in a private limbo, unable to decide whether he's making a special-effects flick or a pop-philosophical tract.
Jun 18, 2002
The movie's greatest strength is that it becomes more complex and rewarding as it goes along.
Feb 14, 2001
Although it's nice for a film to be ambitious, there is such a thing as overreaching.
Jan 1, 2000
A highly enjoyable motion picture that's part character study, part supernatural thriller, and part morality play.
Jan 1, 2000
Rarely do we actually encounter such a brazen example of the 'so bad it's good' genre of filmmaking.
Jan 1, 2000
The movie never fully engaged me; my mind raced ahead of the plot, and the John Grisham stuff clashed with the Exorcist stuff.
Jan 1, 2000
The picture starts off slick and amusing, gets convoluted, draggy and strange round about the midway point, and ends up just plain ludicrous.
Jan 1, 2000
High art this may not be, and certainly no Paradise Lost, but fine filmic entertainment it most definitely is.
Jan 1, 2000
As the movie approaches 2 1/4 hours, it begins feeling like eternal damnation.
Jan 1, 2000
Lurid advance ads for Devil's Advocate make it look ridiculous. It's not.