Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. The Devil's Advocate is a sharp, suspenseful and completely satisfying movie.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Ndi
    May 3, 2013
    The entire movie is a setup for the end, where Pacino delivers an incredible performance. An original movie, a good setup with an excellent closing. This is may be my favorite movie.

    It would be a 10, but you can't just put Keanu Reeves on the same stage as Pacino. He looks like he's taking his first year acting exam. He's not an awful actor, but you can see the difference in class.

    This is 10 rating movie, with a slight casting limitation. Definitely, definitely recommend.
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  2. Dec 30, 2012
    The movie plot is interesting, it makes a good effort at presenting a Christian view of some of the ethical & spiritual difficulties (albeit magnified) a young up-and-coming attorney goes through. Despite potential theological or doctrinal issues, the director and actors do a great job in this movie. Free will is a simple yet key aspect of the plot, with special reference to balancing marriage a work, as well as work ethics. I have seen this movie many times. Best wishes Full Review »
  3. May 11, 2013
    Finally got round to watching this film, and I wasn't dissapointed. Dark, stylish and good fun. Pacino is perfect as ever, and even Keanu holds his own here. Cool ending too. Full Review »