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  • Summary: After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    Jan 20, 2014
    70
    Although it won’t win any points for originality, it is a fast-moving little chiller filled with creepy atmosphere and convincing performances.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Jan 17, 2014
    60
    The small achievement of Devil’s Due is how much it both exploits the video-cam approach and overcomes some of its limitations.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Jan 22, 2014
    40
    Although a slow-burn approach to this sort of creepfest is generally a smart move, Devil’s Due peters out of outright suspense midway through and never fully recovers, despite (or possibly because of) a final reel that may shock some viewers but will leave die-hard genre fans gnashing their teeth and rending their clothes in dismay.
  4. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Jan 17, 2014
    38
    The dialogue is dull, the performances perfunctory and while it is novel to leave out “the explainer” character — that slim hope that a priest, an expert on the Occult or whoever, can give the characters answers — common to this genre, leaving that character out robs the film of pathos and urgency.
  5. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    Jan 17, 2014
    30
    Devlin's script tips its hand so early on that Devil's Due lumbers toward a woefully flat, predictable ending, and the unwelcome promise of something truly demonic — sequels.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jan 17, 2014
    30
    As with most found footage films, there’s a lot of tediousness, with the early proceedings resembling the sort of home movies from which anyone not directly involved would normally flee.
  7. Reviewed by: Ali Catterall
    Jan 21, 2014
    20
    The Devil may have all the best tunes, but this really is the worst sort of cinematic karaoke.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 10 out of 15
  1. Jan 26, 2014
    8
    Pretty cool movie. Not very scary, and I'm really tied of this "found footage" trend in horror movies, but the acting was good and the effects were nice. Collapse
  2. Jan 23, 2014
    6
    Devils Due could have been much better and it had its problems but it was a good movie may not of been as scary that it could have been but in my opinion it was way better than Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones. Overall an OK film could have been better don't rush out to see it but it is a watch Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2014
    6
    Overall this movie is a tad above average. The plot is kinda interesting and some of the scenes are interesting but the movie got a tad boring over time. I would recommend if you like these types of movies, but if you don't. you wont be getting much special Expand
  4. Jan 17, 2014
    2
    Devil's Due has a decent enough premise, and a few neat ideas, most based on the extremes of pregnancy, but it continually fails to wring the most out of them. What's worse, some of its choices – particularly the use of the found footage approach and the absence of a strong force for good – actively undermine the film's narrative and the intensity of its scares. Expand
  5. Jan 25, 2014
    1
    What a steaming piece of garbage. So here is the basic plot, a couple go on a honeymoon and the wife gets pregnant despite taking Birth Control Medicine. Then, of course, things start happening around the house. So the husband decides to document it ALL on a hand held camera. I've never heard that one before. This movie consists of the STUPID characters walking around and talking for 10 minutes then they here a noise, then they investigate, then there is a jump scare. Then the cycle repeats for about an hour and 20 minutes straight until the inevitable ending. Do yourself a favor and don't pay to see this crap. Watch some good "Found Footage Movies" like "The Last Exorcism or "Cloverfield." This movie is only about an hour and a half long, but boy it feels like three... Expand
  6. Jan 20, 2014
    1
    It was the perfect recipe for horror, but it never built to anything. And maybe that was the point. But the advertising and hype of the movie would lead you to believe otherwise. You kept waiting for something, anything to happen, there were a couple aha moments but nothing worth repeating. I would rather have watched anything else. Expand
  7. Feb 2, 2014
    0
    Although I'm a sucker for found-footage movies (especially the "Paranormal Activity" franchise), the genre has hit an all-time low with this one. Everything about this film is just so terrible! The story is silly and predictable. The acting is worse than ever, and the ending is ridiculous and completely stupid! And the worst part: It's not scary!!! Expand

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