If you know yourself, you know life. If you know life, you know yourself.
Movie about a lawyer -> scary allegory -> back to normal -> nope, still scary allegory.
Crazy horror wrapped in a lawyer drama. It's a work of art how it plays with the mind.
almost 2 years
Pacino is amazing! Reeves does a great job!
Sleekly fun. Not as good as it thinks it is.
over 3 years
manages to try to hard and not nearly hard enough at the same time.
over 3 years
Not a strong advocate for this one.
3000% sure this is one of my all time favorite movies. smart and not straightforward
almost 6 years
This movie along with Jacob's Ladder, just makes me feel icky, well-done though it may be.
"Who, in their right mind could possibly deny the twentieth century was entirely mine."
If possible, I would give 10 stars. Have you noticed all the hidden signs in the movie?
Reeves is just a natural at this demonic-related roles.
over 6 years
Al Pacino in complete scene chewing mode.
The Devil's Advocate (marketed as Devil's Advocate) is a 1997 American horror film directed by Taylor Hackford starring Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron, and based on a novel by Andrew Neiderman.
The film's title is a reference to the common phrase "devil's advocate", and Pacino's character is named after the author of Paradise Lost, John Milton. The movie has some minor allusions to Milton's epic, such as the famous quotation "Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven".
Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves), a defense attorney in Gainesville, Florida, has never lost a case. He defends a schoolteacher, Mr. Gettys (Chris Bauer), against a charge of child molestation. During the trial, Kevin realizes that his client is guilty, and a reporter tells him that a guilty verdict is all but inevitable. However, through a harsh cross-examination Kevin destroys the credibility of the victim (Heather Matarazzo) and secures another not guilty verdict.
As he celebrates, Kevin is approached...