Sunday, 9 June 2013

Film Review - Devil's Advocate

Devil's Advocate is a fun film to watch. Al Pacino makes an excellent Satan, although Gabriel Byrne still remains the top Satan for me, but Pacino does play the part superbly. In one of the rarest of events Keanu Reeves actually does a good job with his role as well.

The story builds nicely, maintains good momentum to the conclusion. And it ends with one of my favourite songs - you can't ask for more. It also validates everyone who thinks that lawyers are the spawn of the Devil.

Did you know that if you write 'devil' backwards you get 'lived'?

Great film, well worth a watch. And I loved the artwork in his office.

Supernatural forces hover over the courtroom in this devilish drama adapted from the novel by Andrew Neiderman. Attorney Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) doesn't heed the Bible-based warnings of his mother (Judith Ivey), who views New York City as the dwelling place of demons. Instead, he leaves Gainesville, Florida, with his wife Mary Ann (Charlize Theron) to put his legalistic skills to the test at a leading Manhattan law firm run by John Milton (Al Pacino). It all goes smoothly -- with Milton urging them to stay, putting Kevin on a $400-per-hour salary, and moving the couple into a luxurious apartment in his own building on Fifth Avenue -- where Mary Ann falls under the influence of neighbor Jackie (Tamara Tunie). After Kevin defends a weird animal sacrificer (Delroy Lindo, uncredited), he moves up to an important case with an apparent murderer, real-estate tycoon Alexander Cullen (Craig T. Nelson). Ignored by Kevin, the troubled Mary Ann has some disturbing experiences, verging on the occult, while Kevin, at work, becomes attracted to redhead Christabella (Connie Neilsen). Dazzled by his entrance into paradise, Kevin doesn't grasp who handed him this Big-Apple success. Could it be...Satan? The film features demonic creatures by Rick Baker. Cameos (Senator Alfonse D'Amato, Don King, others) add to the ambiance of ambition and power in the canyons of Manhattan.~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide

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