[Hackford] seems stuck in a private limbo, unable to decide whether he's making a special-effects flick or a pop-philosophical tract.
-Rick GroenFull Review
The movie's greatest strength is that it becomes more complex and rewarding as it goes along.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
Although it's nice for a film to be ambitious, there is such a thing as overreaching.
-Kenneth TuranFull Review
The movie never fully engaged me; my mind raced ahead of the plot, and the John Grisham stuff clashed with the Exorcist stuff.
-Roger EbertFull Review
As the movie approaches 2 1/4 hours, it begins feeling like eternal damnation.
The picture starts off slick and amusing, gets convoluted, draggy and strange round about the midway point, and ends up just plain ludicrous.
-Charles TaylorFull Review
A highly enjoyable motion picture that's part character study, part supernatural thriller, and part morality play.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
Lurid advance ads for Devil's Advocate make it look ridiculous. It's not.
-Janet MaslinFull Review
Far too bland and mediocre to really pull off such heavy handed themes...
-Felix Vasquez Jr.Full Review
Outrageously entertaining ... The picture's most superlative turn comes from Charlize Theron, who's a revelation in the first role to really show off her talents.
-Matt BrunsonFull Review
Stylishly seductive and well-acted by Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves, but thematically flawed, Taylor Hackford's film is yet another version of the Faustian morality tale.
-Emanuel LevyFull Review
This supremely silly supernatural potboiler is slickly entertaining for just under two hours and absolutely hilarious for 10 minutes near the end...
-Maitland McDonaghFull Review
This is tongue-in-cheek, fun thriller and a variation on a classic theme -- would you sell your soul to gain the whole world?
Regrettably, an overblown finale and redundant trick ending undercut the mild subversiveness of what's gone before.
-Nigel FloydFull Review
Great fun, with a mildly horrific edge, and a great portrayal of demonic glee by Al Pacino.
-Robin CliffordFull Review
Charlize Theron makes an incredibly good impression in the role of a woman with deteriorating mental health.
Despite its dull first hour, The Devil's Advocate becomes an OK, recommendable film.
-Eugene NovikovFull Review
Despite a wooden performance by Keanu Reeves, this is still a thoroughly enjoyable film for those who enjoy an intelligent horror flick.
-John R. McEwenFull Review
The worst thing about The Devil's Advocate is how it squanders the little chance that it had to be a truly creepy and engaging film.
-James RocchiFull Review
A literate meditation on human weakness and a hipped-out horror movie all in one.
-Margaret A. McGurkFull Review
A hell of a lot more fun than any film bearing John Grisham's name.
O espetaculo final compensa.
-Pablo VillacaFull Review
Cackling and leering, Pacino puts on a great show, investing enough in his character to make him evil, but not so much that we think he's truly serious.
-James KendrickFull Review
One of those films that look good as a trailer, but the house of cards soon falls flat when the idea has to be sustained for 90 minutes.
-Robert RotenFull Review