Diablo Reviews

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January 22, 2016
The kind of movie your stepdad would mention having seen on Netflix a few days back but have trouble remembering the name of. (He'd probably think it was pretty good, though.)
January 8, 2016
"Diablo" boasts the skeleton of an interesting allegorical oater ... but Carlos de los Rios' screenplay never manages to provide flesh or a beating heart, leaving the whole endeavor feeling more like a rough draft.
January 8, 2016
A relatively ordinary oater ...
January 8, 2016
An early candidate for the 2016 worst movies list.
January 7, 2016
Roeck aims for an homage to Eastwood Sr.'s revisionist Westerns (think The Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven, etc.), but the result is pretentious and pointless.
July 17, 2019
Like any western, the film also has a spurious relationship with race, trying to prop its tale up on the dramatic implications of antebellum America, without having to actually explore the relationships between the war's disparate survivors.
December 4, 2017
At roughly 80 minutes, Diablo is at least merciful with its boredom, but it's going to be tough to find worse films in 2016
April 28, 2016
A western thriller with lots of plot holes and an obvious intention of fooling the viewer with "twists" you can see from a mile away. [Full review in Spanish]
February 12, 2016
Diablo is not a great film by any stretch but it is stylish.
January 22, 2016
Subverts the cultural contradictions saturating westerns historically, while probing the post-Civil War PTSD pathology beyond the officially mythologized dark side wild west frontier. And another corrective to the portrayal of Native Americans on screen.
January 10, 2016
It's impossible not to think of Clint Eastwood in his great Westerns when watching his youngest son, Scott, in this poor one, and the comparison isn't favorable. Both the movie and its star seem empty.
January 9, 2016
I'll give Lawrence Roeck credit, at least he didn't reveal the twist to his new film Diablo in its last few minutes.
January 9, 2016
As far as high concept western/horror flicks are concerned, "Diablo" is nowhere near the excellence of the recent VOD release "Bone Tomahawk," but it should be satisfying for audiences who are in store for a moody and intriguing genre exercise.
January 9, 2016
There's not much beneath the surface of this modest vigilante saga.
January 8, 2016
He's got the DNA for westerns, but Scott Eastwood still needs some seasoning if Diablo is any indication.
January 7, 2016
There's an Eastwood back in the saddle, and maybe for some viewers that will be enough, but once "Diablo" gets to a full gallop, it really has no idea where to go.
January 7, 2016
Powerful and beautifully shot, if emotionally distant.
January 5, 2016
Diablo is an under-90-minute movie that feels doubly long, bringing you face-to-face with the Devil, but taking its sweet time to get there (unfortunately).
January 5, 2016
Diablo is the first new film I've seen in 2016. I'll be surprised if I see one that's worse all year.
January 3, 2016
It inelegantly attempts to infuse a standard revenge western with the gravitas of a war veteran's coming-home odyssey.
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