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Devil's Due Review Critics


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  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
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  • 30

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett direct with competence but a dispiriting lack of originality.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    As with most found footage films, there’s a lot of tediousness, with the early proceedings resembling the sort of home movies from which anyone not directly involved would normally flee.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 16 & under

Found-footage horror movie is gory and gross.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Devil's Due is yet another "found footage" horror movie, which also borrows several ideas from "demon baby" movies like Rosemary's Baby. It contains a decent amount of blood, including a gory corpse, a stomach-slicing, and two dead, bloody deer. The movie also features lots of shouting and scary stuff. It talks about certain details surrounding a pregnancy, though sex isn't particularly shown or discussed. The couple kisses a lot, we see the woman wearing only towels and/or panties, and there's some brief innuendo. Language includes several uses of "f--k" and "s--t." Characters drink shots and get very drunk at a club, and wake up with a hangover.

  • Families can talk about the appeal of this kind of "found footage" horror film. What makes it scary, or not scary? How does it compare to other kinds of films?
  • How bloody or gory is the film compared to other horror movies? Would it have worked with less blood and gore? What is the appeal of the genre?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: No real messages here, except that, if you're ever in Santo Domingo and a cab driver offers to take you to a "special" nightclub, refuse.

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: The characters don't exhibit any extraordinary behavior, and they don't really learn anything; it's just a young couple trying to have a baby and getting scared by things outside their experience.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: In the final stretch, we see a gory, bloody corpse, with a woman smearing the blood all over the floor. The demon-possessed woman is shown eating from the bloody corpse of a dead deer (slightly offscreen), and a second dead, bloody, insect-ridden deer is shown. A woman slices open her stomach. When the demon has fits of violence, it throws people and furniture into the air; one teen is thrown into a car, and his bloody hand is shown. The main character is shown covered with blood. A priest has a bloody nose, and blood dribbles onto his white cloak. There's a brief, partly obscured satanic ritual. A doctor sticks a big needle into the pregnant woman's stomach. Otherwise, there are some jump-shocks and other scary imagery.

  • sex false2

    Sex: A young married woman gets pregnant, there's lots of discussion about her pregnancy, i.e. trips to the doctor, to classes, etc. There are references to "the pill." The couple kisses frequently. In one shot, the woman takes a bath, and there's a tiny glimpse of her, naked, in the distance, through a doorway. She is shown in other scenes in a towel after a shower, and in a tank top and panties waking up in the morning. In another shot, the man makes a joke by holding a breast pump next to his crotch area.

  • language false3

    Language: Language includes several uses of "f--k" and "s--t," as well as a few uses of "Jesus" and "oh my God," plus one "jackass."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: An Apple computer is shown, with the logo very visible. The couple receives a Vitamix for a wedding present, and the woman is shown gushing over the gift for a moment.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: During their honeymoon, the couple is shown drinking heavily at a club, downing shots, etc. They both wake up with a hangover. Afterward, wine bottles and wine glasses seem to be ever-present at their house, but it's very rare that anyone is actually seen drinking it. (People are seen holding glasses, and glasses are shown empty, etc.)