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  • Summary: Elliot Richardson (Fraser), a suicidal technical geek, sells his soul to Satan (Hurley) for seven wishes to turn his life around. The only catch -- she gets his soul.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    80
    Something of a featherweight, but it's also a positively divine comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    The 2000 version is louder, broader and much, much bigger.
  3. 63
    It's like your appendix - you'll never even miss it.
  4. This updated version has the good sense to star Brendan Fraser, who is shaping up as one of our finest romantic-comedy stars.
  5. 50
    It might not measure up to the 1967 original, but now Satan's got sooty pussycat eyes and a kitten-cruel smile.
  6. 42
    The clothes are worth it; nothing else is.
  7. The new version by Harold Ramis trots out a load of bargain-rack gags, tarted up with pricey effects for the A.D.D. generation. Woe to those who cannot leave well enough alone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. ChileanGuy
    Aug 12, 2002
    10
    In this movie Liz Hurley gave Chile an earthquake... she's so hot, that we don't care about that.
  2. Mar 4, 2014
    10
    Fantastic movie. I loved, loved, loved this movie. Elizabeth Hurley gave an amazing and a sexy performance. Not to mention she had an amazingFantastic movie. I loved, loved, loved this movie. Elizabeth Hurley gave an amazing and a sexy performance. Not to mention she had an amazing wardrobe throughout the movie. Expand
  3. ChrisM.
    Feb 25, 2001
    8
    A breezy comedy that is so easy to take thanks to sexy Hurley and likeable goof Fraser, who is shaping up into a comic superstar.
  4. 5002LMfromgamespot
    Oct 29, 2005
    8
    A great film, with a great cast. Liz Hurley, makes the devil steamy.
  5. Jul 4, 2014
    6
    While this remake may not on the same level of its original its still a decent enough comedy and not as bad as others make it out to be. IWhile this remake may not on the same level of its original its still a decent enough comedy and not as bad as others make it out to be. I know by this time a lot of people had already grown tired of Brendan Fraser but honestly i didn't think he is all that bad in this. While the film can be funny in parts it can also be completely bland in others which makes the movie seem a bit longer then its 90 minute running time. Of course i would have to say the best part of the whole movie was Elizabeth Hurley as "The Devil" her acting was undoubtedly sexy and she looked absolutely stunning especially with all the different outfits she was in. When it comes down to it though id say just skip over this and watch the original as its way better and the only real reason to watch this is for Elizabeth Hurley. Expand
  6. Sep 23, 2014
    4
    A mindless and hilariously flawed movie that can entertain you for the night, and through to the early morning (if you survive that longA mindless and hilariously flawed movie that can entertain you for the night, and through to the early morning (if you survive that long watching this). Brendan Fraser overacts, as he usually does, but in a way that really fits his character, and Elizabeth Hurley plays a very hot Devil as best as can be played. This film suffers from an awkward pace, very questionable and cheap effects, and a weak script. I can appreciate the protagonist's arch, but the other factors of the film don't bring anything redeemable or worthwhile enough to take time to invest into the character. They did, however, bring the movie down, like a ship sinking slowly beneath the surface. Expand
  7. Dec 19, 2012
    1
    You can get a few good laughs of this movie (thanks to the script), but from that to have scores above 6 out of 10 it's crazy, Fraser asYou can get a few good laughs of this movie (thanks to the script), but from that to have scores above 6 out of 10 it's crazy, Fraser as always, over acting and yelling. Some people say that it doesn't matter that the movie it's dumb because all comedies have to be stupid and I totally disagree with that point of view, I do like fine, intelligent comedians in the movies. I think this movie deserves a 5 out of 10 but since it's being overrated this is my score. Expand

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