• The Devil's Advocate (1997)

The Devil's Advocate

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: November 16th, 1998

R |2 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

Aspiring Florida defense lawyer Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) accepts a high-powered position at a New York law firm headed by legal shark John Milton (Al Pacino). As Kevin moves up in the firm's ranks, his wife, Mary Ann (Charlize Theron), has several frightening, mystical experiences that begin to warp her sense of reality. With the stakes getting higher with each case, Kevin quickly learns that his mentor is planning a far greater evil than simply winning without scruples.

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen, Craig T. Nelson, Tamara Tunie

Director: Taylor Hackford

Genres: Thriller , Horror , Fantasy

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Kopelson Entertainment, New Regency Pictures

Keywords: Temptation, Transformation, Dark, New York City, Marriage, Wife, Mother, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The Devil's Advocate is a sharp, suspenseful and completely satisfying movie. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It is not a serious film about its subject, nor is it quite a dark comedy, despite some of Pacino's good lines. The epilogue, indeed, cheats in a way I thought had been left behind in grade school. And yet there are splendid moments. show more

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The Devil's Advocate is a highly-enjoyable motion picture that's part character study, part supernatural thriller, and part morality play. show more

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