The Devils Advocate is a story about a hot shot florida lawyer(Reeves) and his beautiful wife(Theron). He's never lost a case and he gets a job offer at a fancy firm in New York. One of the largest and most powerful firms in the world. He gets consumed in his work and his new job. His wife just wants him to start and family but work is becoming his obsession. As he's at the firm he starts realize his boss may have an alterior motive and might not be who he says he is.
Al Pacino is scary. He plays the devil to well. It's easily one of the best roles he's ever done. He plays Satan almost as well as he does Michael Corleone. It looked to me like he had way to much fun doing this movie. He just evil and vial. He really steals the movie.
Charlie Theron is fantastic. She is such a beautiful woman. She has looks that could stop traffic. It's amazing to see the change she takes place in the movie. I can't believe she'd make herself look that ugly. She is so believabel and is a great actress.
Keanu Reeves does a great job. I think it's one of the better films he has ever done in his carear. I love his fake southern accent. He looks like a lawyer and carries the swagger of a lawyer in the movie. He doesn't do all that great in some of the emotional love scenes, but I like him a lot in the movie.
The Devils Advocate is a scary movie. It's a not a nightmare movie, but more of an eye opening movie. Are we really that vain and blind to what goes on around us. It's not a movie for a young audience. I don't think I'd buy it, but it's worth a peak on tv or a rental.
Aside from that, "Devil's advocate has many other flaws. Al Pacino as John Milton/The Evil One is laughable. And I like Pacino. If Satan was half as idiotic as Pacino portraits it, the world would be an eternal rainbow-sunshine scene. The plot of this movie is so thin I already forgot it. All other characters (with the exception of the two women) are just ridiculous sidekicks in the unfinishable story of the battle of Good against evil. I can't remember one single actor in this movie other than Reeves, Pacino, Theron and Nielsen. The final confrontation scene and the whole situation it involves is so grotesquely scripted that the movie looses even the aura of "fable", something that could save parts of the story.
I give "Devil's advocate" two stars because of Charlize Theron and Connie Nielsen. The south african is extremely beautiful, and a competent actress that draws attention whenever she's on screen. The dane , though barely opening her mouth, has an unforgettable facial expression, and is also very beautiful.
Watch this only if it runs on TV on Wednesday night and you have absolutely nothing else to do.