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Movie Suggestion #65: The Devil's Advocate (1997)

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Al Pacino | Keanu Reeves

Available on: Netflix

Runtime: 2 hour 24 minutes

One word review: Perplexing!

IMDB: 7.5

The Devil's Advocate is a mystery thriller movie starring Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves. The movie is over two hours in length and certainly requires a reasonable degree of patience from the viewers for it's complete runtime. But the theme portrayed in the movie is eccentric and peculiar which makes it quite remarkable.

Favorite Movie Quotes:

Look, but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, don't swallow.

The movie opens up with the life of our protagonist, an indisputable lawyer, who is on a winning spree, in a pleasant town. We see that despite his success he is still skeptic about his morality. And then comes an enticing opportunity from a mysterious personality based out in a city. What happens next is the rest of the story, woven with an enigmatic screenplay and enriched with deep symbolism.

Vanity, definitely my favorite sin.

The movie is highly thematic, presenting a popular tale among the Christian folklore. Therefore, if you aren't aware of this dark fable then as a viewer you will certainly miss out on reading and decoding the profound symbolism employed. Moreover, the performances of the lead actors, Al Pacino - effervescent and loquacious, Keanu Reeves - delicate and astute, have enhanced the movie watching experience to a highly entertaining level. Especially, the climax sequence was absolutely mind blowing and captivating. You'd love this movie if you're a fan of one of them.

Behold I send you out as sheep amidst the wolves.

With a mysterious theme and enchanting performance from the cast, The Devil's Advocate stands out audacious among other thrillers.

Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven

Verdict: Another Good Thriller to Your Lonesome Movie Nights!

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