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Devil in a Blue Dress Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    78

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Everything is aces about this lineup's pedigree. But Devil never lets loose. It's a jazzy composition about sex, sleuthing, corruption, race, and cheap liquor that's a half step out of tune.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    It's a hoary Chinatown knock-off wrapped in a seductively novel black-culture veneer, with a dash of Laura added for bad measure. [29 Sept 1995, p.01.D]

  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Easy isn't much of an acting challenge, but Washington's mix of charm and intensity creates an appealing personae.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie is entertaining on its own terms, and Washington's warmth at the center of it is like our own bemusement, as together we return to the shadows of noir.

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