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The Devil's Advocate (1997)


It takes a story this ridiculous to be this good. Imagine The Firm, but with the Devil. (Cue demonic laughter.) Keanu Reeves stars as a rising star of a lawyer, and Al Pacino stars as the Devil himself (sample line: ‘Call me dad!’). The movie plays perfectly into Pacino’s penchant to overact the crap out of his part — only this part has no limit to the attitude you can throw at it. The rest of the film is simply very well-made. Special effects, acting (particularly Charlize Theron as Keanu’s sanity-vacating wife), music, set design — it’s all there. No, it ain’t Oscar bait, it’s just one, ahem, hell of a good time.