The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Al Pacino | Keanu Reeves
Available on: Netflix
Runtime: 2 hour 24 minutes
One word review: Perplexing!
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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