The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

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The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
  • Time: 144 min
  • Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller
  • Director: Taylor Hackford
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron

Storyline:

Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother’s disagreement, which compares New York City to Babylon, he accepts the offer and the money that comes along. But soon, his wife starts feeling homesick as she witnesses devilish apparitions. However, Kevin is sinking in his new cases and pays less and less attention to his wife. His boss and mentor, John Milton, seems to always know how to overcome every problem and that just freaks Kevin right off.

One review

  • I really enjoyed watching this movie. Stylish, well written and atmospheric, with a smart and humorous script, “The Devil’s Advocate” delivers the right amount of suspense and eeriness. It’s a real pleasure to watch it again and again. In fact, the movie really starts 30 minutes before it’s ending. And you just can’t keep being surprised by everything that happens there. The movie deals with the conscience in the laws, specially at lawyer’s job. I feel it has a good critic concerning this kind of lawyers that care only about the money, instead of caring about the word justice. And then the acting: of course Al Pacino is great, his performance was certainly dazzling. I especially like the part when he talks about the god. Charlize Theron is also very charming. She manages to look like a depressed woman. Then there’s Keanu Reeves. Although his performance has received some not so good reviews, I liked him in this role and thought he does his best work here. Anyone who doesn’t watch this movie loses a lot. It just blows your mind! Once you watch it, you will never forget about this movie.

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