Of all the Anti-Christ movies ever done, The Devil's Advocate is one of my favorites. The problem that most people have with this film is that it stars Keanu Reeves. Reeves is an actor, like Jack Nicholas, who no matter who he plays is still Keanu Reeves. However, while Nicholas makes this work for him, Reeves tries to be a good character-actor. People are either Reeves fans or they are not. I think Reeves is a fair actor and I have enjoyed most everything he has been in. The Devil's Advocate is no exception. Reeves co-stars with Al Pacino, who plays this role with the same panache and zeal that we have come to expect. Pacino's play of his character is the epitome of the expression of this role in my mind. When I think of this character, it is Pacino's portrayal that most often defines the character for me. Charlize Theron plays her role well, as does Connie Nielsen... and they both do a full-frontal nude scene in this film.
|Church would be a lot better with this in it.|
Lomax is indeed being groomed for something, and as everything in his world seems to be falling apart, Milton reveals the truth of makes Lomax the ultimate offer.
|I'll buy that for a dollar!|
11/29/2012: I just received a note from a cat going by the screen-name "viccarisays". Vic wants credit for the demon-face pic on this blog, since he took the time to steal the pic himself from the film. His own blog, which can be found here: http://filmphilosophy.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/the-devils-advocate-1997/, fails to credit the production company, director, actors, writers, filmographers, and other technical crew involved in the production of the images he uses, but that's fine. Despite the "Fair Use" clause which applies to all the images on this blog, I hereby award Vic 1 Internets for his minor contribution to the blogosphere. Take a bow, Vic!