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Devil [2010]


After a group of strangers (Jenny O'Hara, Bojana Novakovic, Bokeem Woodbine, Geoffrey Arend and Logan Marshall-Green) are mysteriously trapped in an elevator in downtown Philadelphia, a police officer (Chris Messina) struggles to help them before a supernatural force causes their deaths. Also with Jacob Vargas, Matt Craven and Joshua Peace. Directed by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle. [1:20 - PG-13]


thumbs up

"A tight, imaginative little flick about three men and two women stuck in a Center City elevator who are murdered - one by one - in inventive, gruesome ways."

- Tirdad Derakhshani

thumbs down

"Tragedy is rendered laughable, characters are crammed into psychologically absurd corners, and the poor cast has nothing to do except literally stand around and look embarrassed."

- MaryAnn Johanson


Tirdad Derakhshani | Philadelphia Inquirer
Ben Sachs | Chicago Reader
Shaula Clark | Boston Phoenix
Dennis Harvey | Variety
John P. McCarthy | Boxoffice Magazine
Matthew Turner | ViewLondon
Adam Markovitz | Entertainment Weekly
Kim Newman | Empire
Nick Pinkerton | L.A. Weekly
Robert Abele | Los Angeles Times
Jeannette Catsoulis | The New York Times
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Marc Savlov | Austin Chronicle
Simon Abrams | Slant Magazine
James Berardinelli | ReelViews
Eric Hynes | Movieline
Rob Stammitti | Week Rewind
Scott Tobias | Onion AV Club
Drew Toal | Time Out New York
MaryAnn Johanson | Flick Filosopher

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