(2014)

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70
Although it won't win any points for originality, it is a fast-moving little chiller filled with creepy atmosphere and convincing performances.
67
If there's a problem that gets in the way of some genuinely scary moments, it's that the filmmakers (all four of them) don't ever give you enough information to invest in the characters.
60
The small achievement of Devil's Due is how much it both exploits the video-cam approach and overcomes some of its limitations.
40
It's as substantial as seeing "The Exorcist" redone on Snapchat - and let's not even consider the implication of casting black and Latino performers as Satan's minions, because clearly its makers haven't.
40
Oscillates between the jolting and the absurd, bottoming out with a nonsensical coda.
40
Devil's Due spends far too much time on home movie footage of likeable newlyweds Zach (Zach Gilford) and Samantha McCall (Allison Miller), while neglecting to scare the bejesus out of us.
40
An ordinary, forgettable horror film. Even the Devil deserves more than this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25
Devil's Due is one of those films that borrows so many key elements from other and often better movies that genre buffs could amuse themselves by composing lists of all the titles that it blatantly rips off throughout.
25
Devil's Due is one of those films that borrows so many key elements from other and often better movies that genre buffs could amuse themselves by composing lists of all the titles that it blatantly rips off throughout.
20
The Devil may have all the best tunes, but this really is the worst sort of cinematic karaoke.

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