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Devil's Due Reviews

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Debashine Thangevelo
Independent Online (South Africa)
March 28, 2016
For the most part, Devil's Due unfolds more like a scripted reality series than a horrifying tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Heather Wixson
Daily Dead
January 8, 2016
Devil's Due, the latest from the filmmaking team known as Radio Silence, is a perfectly serviceable horror movie with some rather neat mythology that unfortunately gets lost in the trappings of its own storytelling format.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Weinberg
August 24, 2015
Virtually a found footage remake of Rosemary's Baby, but it's a pretty fun version of that.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 21, 2014
'Devil's Due' is pretty much a found-footage version of the classic 1968 Roman Polanski movie 'Rosemary's Baby.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 18, 2014
A better-than-average found-footage thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
February 10, 2014
A cheap rip-off of "Rosemary's Baby" has little in the way of chills.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
February 7, 2014
A by-the-blueprint Prenatal Activity stalking a boring white couple as Satan's spawn gestates in her womb. But it's the ubiquity of cameras that seems most infernal--is there anywhere a lens won't follow? Forget hell--it's more like eternal HAL.
Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
January 31, 2014
[T]he small achievement of Devil's Due is how much it both exploits the video-cam approach and overcomes some of its limitations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 26, 2014
When told that space would be tight this week I asked if I could review Devil's Due by simply saying, 'Trust me, folks, this thing sucks a moose.'
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 24, 2014
Distressingly locates evil in ethnicity: A scene in which the wife marvels at the lovely 'whiteness' of her nude husband sleeping among snowy sheets seems more troubling than cute after the couple falls victim to dusky satanists in the Dominican Republic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
January 23, 2014
"Due" Should Never Have Been Found
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4.0
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 23, 2014
It's certainly not the worst of the found-footage subgenre, but it's a far cry from its Sixties- and Seventies-era cinematic inspirations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
January 23, 2014
The movie's found-footage conceit never creates a proper atmosphere, something essential to any horror film but particularly one involving the occult.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 21, 2014
The camera-eye view is treated more as an obstacle to be overcome than a tool for storytelling, raising the question of why not just scrap it altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
January 21, 2014
As more and more films use this conceit, the premise of someone filming at all salient moments becomes more and more strained, until the device itself becomes not just derivative, but positively cumbersome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
January 21, 2014
Throw in an abandoned house in the neighborhood that is suddenly occupied, a vanishing obstetrician and a first communion ceremony that goes terribly wrong, and the chill factor quickly rises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ali Catterall
Total Film
January 19, 2014
The Devil may have all the best tunes, but this really is the worst sort of cinematic karaoke.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Rafer Guzman
January 19, 2014
A disjointed and unconvincing movie that is also embarrassingly derivative of "Paranormal Activity."
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
January 19, 2014
Dredging up horror movie favorites like random nosebleeds, a traumatized priest and a mama-to-be with a yen for raw meat, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett direct with competence but a dispiriting lack of originality.
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
January 19, 2014
While horror newbies may find the unfolding incubus antics moderately scary, others will be distracted by the frankly terrifying levels of recycling ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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