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Supernatural sci-fi suspense thriller produced and based on a concept by M. Night Shyamalan, but directed by Drew and John Erick Dowdle. Set inside a skyscraper office block, the film revolves around a group of five people trapped inside an elevator - one of whom, unbeknownst to the others, is the Devil in disguise.

Starring:
Logan Marshall-Green, Geoffrey Arend
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Devil

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 20 minutes
Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Geoffrey Arend, Joshua Peace, Chris Messina, Bojana Novakovic
Director John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle
Genres Horror, Thriller
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Rental release Currently unavailable
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 20 minutes
Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Geoffrey Arend, Joshua Peace, Chris Messina, Bojana Novakovic
Director John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle
Genres Horror, Thriller
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK
Rental release Currently unavailable
Main languages English

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jones the Film on 7 Feb 2011
Format: DVD
The two genres I generally dislike are westerns and horror flics. Therefore I'm not entirely sure how I got to watch this horror outing, but my goodness me did I enjoy it. OK, it was more suspenseful than gory, but it had me gripped, even though it's all pure hokum.

The film starts spookily well with aerial scenes of Philadelphia but with the camera turned upside down. This creates an unsettling sense of other worldliness that sets exactly the right tone for the events ahead.

The cast is good, the acting believable enough and the whole affair trundles along at just the right pace.

It has all the enjoyable fun of reading a cracking good short story and if you're prepared to not over analyse the daftness of it all, this movie makes for good flat-lining entertainment. Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By :( on 14 Mar 2011
Format: DVD
After reading other reviews I almost didn't buy this film. I would have missed out! better than I expected with an original story line, good acting and not too bad an ending. Its not a scary as many films I have watched but does keep you guessing. Well worth ignoring the bad reviews for
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Albatross on 18 Oct 2012
Format: DVD
Devil is about, well, um, the Devil (in case the title didn't tip you off) and how he likes to mess with the bad people destined to join him in hell for all eternity. And, in this case, he chooses five people with dubious pasts to trap in a lift and then generally mess with in the most grisly way he can think of.

The first thing I should say about Devil is that it's quite a short film, therefore talking about the plot may give away a few twists that might spoil the enjoyment. It doesn't need to be too long. Not all the action takes place inside the lift (as there is a team working on getting them out of there), but it's still quite a condensed atmosphere that doesn't lend itself too much scope to expand. Therefore, in this case, less is more.

It's actually quite good. Oddly enough, despite being a horror film, it's rated 15 (or even PG13 in some places), meaning there isn't an awful lot of blood and entrails floating about the place. What `scares' come are largely jumpy and `atmospheric.' However, that doesn't seem to matter. It's a condensed little film that should appeal to horror buffs with some decent performances and enough twists to hopefully surprise you.

Probably not a classic up to The Exorcist's standards, but entertaining enough in what it gives you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Sep 2013
Format: DVD
The movie starts out with an a priori that the devil exist and takes human form. Part of the movie is narration. His gateway is a suicide, which happens early, as a man falls on a Bethel Bread truck. (Bethel is Hebrew for house of God.) An investigator, who lost his family in a hit and run 5 years ago is talking in a restaurant to a man we never see again. He tells him that "the ability to forgive determines the quality of the rest of your life." While investigating the suicide, another murder happens with 5 people trapped in an elevator.

We don't know much about these people, or for that fact we never get to know any of the characters. We do know from all the narration chatter that one of these people is the devil. It is up to us, the audience, to figure out who it is. I won't tell you who it is, but I was able to nail the person right off, having seen "10 Little Indians." There is a fleeting clue in the film too. For someone who is new to horrors with twists, this might be a good beginner. For seasoned viewers, you might find the movie a bit slow and predictable.

The acting was good and did what it could to save the script, a solid three and a half stars overall. I will say one thing, the Philadelphia Fire Department was never that slow when Rizzo was mayor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm on 16 July 2011
Format: Blu-ray
I'd heard some bad things about this film so I was rather sceptical when I watched it. However, it held my attention from start to finish and I found it to be very entertaining. The basic premise that there are five people in an elevator and one of them is the Devil is fairly fresh. And in spite of the fact many of the bad reviews I read said it was obvious who the Devil was from the start, I'd have to be honest and say that I suspected each of the characters at one time or another during the film. At the end it would have been easy to say I knew it was X all along, but it would be a lie to say I was absolutely 100% certain, and that's what gives the film its tension, you can never be entirely sure you know what's going on. Devil has an interesting premise and some decent twists and at around 90 minutes it doesn't hang around long enough to get boring.
I definitely recommend giving this film a chance.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By PJ Rankine TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Jan 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Despite the reviews I really enjoyed this movie, five people trapped in a lift with one of them being the Devil, there to torment them before he takes their souls. The largely unknown cast do a fine job with no bad performances to mention and the story keeps your attention until the end, what more can you ask? The blu ray print is spot on and the soundtrack is also excellent. If you have a subwoofer you will jump when the lift stops. Yes the shocks and jumps are the old fashion sort but don't you get a little bored of constant slaughter and torture porn? This is a good film but sales will suffer from one serious problem. Once you know who the Devil is, what's the point of watching it again?
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