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Devil's Knot

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Thriller, Crime

Release Date :

May 09, 2014 (Limited)

Director :

Atom Egoyan

Starring :

Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Mireille Enos, Stephen Moyer, Alessandro Nivola, Dane DeHaan, Amy Ryan, Kris Polaha, Bruce Greenwood, Collette Wolfe, Michael Gladis, Kevin Durand, James Hamrick, Seth Meriwether, Matt Letscher, Robert Baker, Martin He

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

1 of 4

“..they're not enough to make The Devil's Knot anything more than a wan gloss on a horrific nightmare..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
Review rate : D

“..the grief, the madness of the community, the plain stupidity of the cops, the mass protests that followed the convictions, the horrible power of it all - none of it comes across in this drab film..”
by Tom Long [Detroit News]
2.5 of 4

“..the film is not nearly as evocative as Egoyan's 1997 masterpiece The Sweet Hereafter (also about children who died tragically), it is still an intrinsically fascinating story..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 4

“..The Devil's Knot isn't a bad film. It's just not a very good one. It's certainly not a film one would expect from Egoyan..”
by Tirdad Derakhshani [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 4

“..it's a very standard retelling..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
2 of 4

“..Egoyan's cool gaze fails to fully serve the boiling narrative of Devil's Knot, a story that seems destined to forever elude a satisfactory resolution..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
2 of 5

“..Egoyan has rounded up an impressive supporting cast, including Amy Ryan, Mireille Enos and Alessandro Nivola. But no one is given the chance to make a memorable impact..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
1.5 of 4

“.."Devil's Knot" ends after the trial, so this movie is the tale of a Salem-style lynch mob. It's as preachy as "The Crucible," with the score permanently set on "mournful"..”
by Farran Smith Nehme [New York Post]

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