Any movie starring Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford has got to be worth seeing, right? That's as close to a guarantee as this well-meaning thriller ever gets, however, and the talents of Pitt and Ford are absolutely vital in making any sense out of this dramatically muddled scenario. Ostensibly the movie's about an IRA terrorist (Pitt) who escapes from British troops in Belfast and travels to New York City, where he stays in the home of a seasoned cop (Ford) who has no idea of the terrorist's true identity. (Why a veteran cop would host a complete stranger in his home is one of those shaky details you're better off not thinking about.) But while Pitt's passionate character waits to make an arms deal for his IRA compatriots back in Ireland, The Devil's Own conveniently avoids any detailed understanding of the Northern Ireland conflict, focusing instead on the cop's moral dilemma when he discovers that his young guest is a terrorist. The film is superbly acted, and overall it's quite worthwhile, but don't look to it for an abundance of plot logic or an in-depth understanding of Protestant-Catholic tensions in Northern Ireland. (For that, take a look at In the Name of the Father or the underrated historical biopic Michael Collins.) --Jeff Shannon.
I didn't see any indication that this movie would be in a non-North American format- it was just described as a dvd. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LDempster
Definitely a good crime drama with Harrison Ford AND Brad Pitt ( before Jolie)..You will know the plot right away and you will be heartbroken ladies at the end of of the movie. Read morePublished 3 months ago by mirabel
Well acted. Interesting, if depressing story (regarding the never-ending troubles in Ireland).Published 14 months ago by Otto Herrmann
Brad and Harrison Fiord together should equal a good film. It does not. Pitts Irish accent is clearly not to his character, the film drags for 90% of the time and the bias is... Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2007 by A. Murphy
I thought this movie was 'grand'. It's one of the best movies I've seen Harrison Ford in (I actually havn't seen many of his movies, except Indiana Jones!). Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2005
The Devil's Own generated a fair amount of advance buzz, in 1997, thanks to the on screen teaming of superstars Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, and acclaimed director Alan J. Pakula. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2004 by T. Lobascio