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Devil (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  17 September 2010 (USA)
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A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

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In Philadelphia, Detective Bowden is still grieving for his wife and son, killed in a hit-and-run five years ago. When someone jumps from a skyscraper onto a truck, Bowden is sent to investigate. Meanwhile, five strangers are trapped in an elevator in the building where the jumper committed suicide. The communication radio in the elevator is broken but the guards, Lustig and Ramirez, observe the individuals via CCTV as events unfold. Tensions run high among those trapped, so Lustig calls the police and Detective Bowden assumes the case. Without being able to contact the individuals, he tries to work out who they are, but he can only account for four of them. Time is running out for the occupants of the elevator, as Bowden realizes he has to get them out quickly. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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From Universal Pictures comes a new nightmare from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, thematic material and some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,289,375 (USA) (17 September 2010)

Gross:

$33,583,175 (USA) (12 November 2010)
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Trivia

The end credits don't call any of the people trapped in the elevator by their names. Just their occupations or what they are, e.g. Older Woman. See more »

Goofs

When the crashed car with the cop's family is shown, the kid was thrown through the windshield (there is a hole), although the car was hit on its side. See more »

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[first lines]
Ramirez: [voiceover] When I was a child, my mother would tell me a story about how the Devil roams the Earth. Sometimes, she said, he would take human form so he could punish the damned on Earth before claiming their souls. The ones he chose would be gathered together and tortured as he hid amongst them, pretending to be one of them. I always believed my mother was telling me an old wives' tale.
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DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE
Written by Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept, Charles Tobias
Performed by The Bone Bird and the Dock Flock Brass
Courtesy of Alanna Records
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Satisfying
3 October 2010 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Maybe 7 out of 10 is generous but I mark it highly perhaps because I had such low expectations which were thankfully unnecessary.

This film's credits open with the title The Night Chronicles 1 which suggests to me his fan-boy homage to Spielberg has stretched to emulating the guru's Amazing Stories phase. This film does feel rather like one of those episodes rather than a full-blown movie: no stars, little location etc.

However, as a story, it's rather good (suspension of disbelief taken for granted).

And, it's rather well handled directorially. For instance, the upside-down sklyline speaks volumes without costing any extra.

The film is ultimately a whodunnit. Maybe I'm stupid but come betting slip time, I didn't get it. If you do, you may hate it. I didn't so I don't. Besides, I haven't seen this Christian propaganda in a while & it made me kinda nostalgic for those Omen days.


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