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The Devil's Advocate Review

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

  • 3.0
    60

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It is not a serious film about its subject, nor is it quite a dark comedy, despite some of Pacino's good lines. The epilogue, indeed, cheats in a way I thought had been left behind in grade school. And yet there are splendid moments.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The Devil's Advocate is a highly-enjoyable motion picture that's part character study, part supernatural thriller, and part morality play.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Embarrassingly entertaining.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Newsweek

    Written with brio and staged rousingly by director Taylor Hackford, the film is good, kitschy fun -- after all, how can you hate a movie that casts litigators as the new legions of Lucifer?

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