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The Devil's Own [Blu-ray] [2008] [Region Free]


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  • Actors: Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Ruben Blades, Treat Williams
  • Directors: Alan J. Pakula
  • Producers: Lawrence Gordon, Robert F. Colesberry
  • Format: Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish
  • Dubbed: Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Russian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 5 May 2008
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0013Z5B4Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,178 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt star in this harrowing thriller about an IRA gunman who draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. Frankie McGuire (Pitt) is one of the IRA's deadliest assassins. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara (Ford), a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie's real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom's growing suspicions, forces Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder.

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Any movie starring Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford has got to be worth seeing, right? That's as close to a guarantee as this well-meaning thriller ever gets, however, and the talents of Pitt and Ford are absolutely vital in making any sense out of this dramatically muddled scenario. Ostensibly the movie's about an IRA terrorist (Pitt) who escapes from British troops in Belfast and travels to New York City, where he stays in the home of a seasoned cop (Ford) who has no idea of the terrorist's true identity. (Why a veteran cop would host a complete stranger in his home is one of those shaky details you're better off not thinking about.) But while Pitt's passionate character waits to make an arms deal for his IRA compatriots back in Ireland, The Devil's Own conveniently avoids any detailed understanding of the Northern Ireland conflict, focusing instead on the cop's moral dilemma when he discovers that his young guest is a terrorist. The film is superbly acted, and overall it's quite worthwhile, but don't look to it for an abundance of plot logic or an in-depth understanding of Protestant-Catholic tensions in Northern Ireland. (For that, take a look at In the Name of the Father or the underrated historical biopic Michael Collins.) --Jeff Shannon. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tamara2000 on 18 Dec 2013
Format: Blu-ray
On first viewing this film, I must admit, I really wasn't sure what to make of it. Considering some parts of this movie are based on true events, I'm sure maybe for some this film, is of a sensitive subject. However, I thought Harrison Ford came across as a very convincing Cop, and a very very impressive performance from Brad Pitt, I'm not Irish, but I can tell you, it's not the easier accent to pull off and he did a very very fine job. It's not your typical action, movie, but it's worth a go, and very well done. It does have a twist at the end though, not sure myself if I saw it coming or not. Overall, it's a very good film, for it's time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Michael J. Atkins on 20 Mar 2013
Format: DVD
See the one star comment, which I must say I have sympathy for. As an entertaining film , it's OK. However, there is a lot of misplaced jingoism in this and it only touches the real issues of the troubles from a USA slanted perspective. With a better plot (and, perhaps, direction) the film could have attempted a braver commentary on what really was happening. That's Hollywood!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 April 2001
Format: VHS Tape
THE DEVIL'S OWN, Alan J. Pakula's last film, is a character-driven thriller that confronts suspense and gritty realism head-on. Harrison Ford plays Tom O'Meara, an Irish-American cop in New York who opens his home and family to Francis "Frankie" McGuire (Brad Pitt), whom they believe is a refuge-seeking immigrant from Belfast. They later discover that their visitor is an IRA rebel on a terrorist mission. Buoyed by tense, strong performances from both stars, the film is ultimately a tragedy that explores the unexpected friendship of two men of similar ethnic roots, yet of different places, times, and values, and the cruel and senseless cycle of violence they face.
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By jo davis on 12 Feb 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
always prompt and just as I ordered wonderful value enjoying going to watch what more can I say let me go now I have a dvd to watch !!!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. Davidson VINE VOICE on 6 Nov 2011
Format: DVD
I must admit that I bought this film thinking that it was "Patriot Games" , the much superior film based around the Northern Irish "Troubles" involving Harrison Ford. "The Devil's Own" tells the story of a Belfast IRA man played by Brad Pitt, who travels to New York hoping to buy Stinger missiles for the IRA.He stays with an NYPD cop (Harrison Ford) who puts him up for a while , presumably as a favour for an Irish American judge. Ford gradually gets suspicious about Pitt's behaviour and he has to decide what to do about it as the film draws to an exciting climax. The acting in "The Devil's Own" is pretty average (it's not Brad Pitt's finest hour and a half) and I thought that the film was too sympathetic to his character and by inference to the IRA.It seemed to say that their cause was a good one , but their methods unacceptable. Watching it now , it's storyline seems to be of historical interest only now , with the terrorist campaigns and British Army presence on the streets of Northern Ireland now ended. A slow but inexorable movement to a united Ireland has been set in place, although this is unlikely to be fulfilled until there is a united Northern Ireland first of all.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By F. A Smith on 20 July 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I chose a five star rating because of the clarity of the picture. It was a very modest price and arrived very speedily. I'm sure both Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt fans would enjoy it immensely
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Venus - the book lover on 12 Sep 2011
Format: DVD
This is an ok film
Brad Pitt is gorgeous however his Irish accent is atrotious and I'm left thinking that maybe Colin Farrell would have been better cast purely for the accent.
A bit too "Hollywood" and not enough grit to it and substance.
watchable though.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Brown on 30 Nov 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I rather enjoyed this film…it’s unlikely that any film with two Hollywood A List actors in it is going to be completely duff and this is no exception.
Ostensibly Pitt is on an IRA mission to the States to buy SAMs for “the good cause” but I think this is a McGuffin and the development of the underlying relationship between Pitt and Ford is what the film is all about. If you were feeling intellectual you could bang on about the aspects of good/bad terrorists or ethically tortured cops but probably better to just sit back and enjoy a decent film.
In the real world we Brits and Paddies are all friends now but we have to extend a vote of thanks to Noraid for funding the Mick terrorists for 40 years…that gave us Brits lots of practise and experience so that we are well equipped and versed in dealing with the latest batch of emergent terrorists...God bless America!
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