Devil Forget fire and brimstone: According to the gospel of M. Night Shyamalan, Satan has no greater wrath than spooking a group of people stuck on… Devil Forget fire and brimstone: According to the gospel of M. Night Shyamalan, Satan has no greater wrath than spooking a group of people stuck on… 2010-09-17 Horror Universal
Movie Review

Devil (2010)

Devil | ENTRAPMENT The cast of Devil , in a tight spot
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ENTRAPMENT The cast of Devil, in a tight spot
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Sep 17, 2010; Genre: Horror; Distributor: Universal

Forget fire and brimstone: According to the gospel of M. Night Shyamalan, Satan has no greater wrath than spooking a group of people stuck on an elevator in a Philadelphia office building. At least, that's what he spends his time doing in Devil, a pocket-size supernatural thriller that plays a bit like Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians retold by an unstable Sunday School teacher. As low-ambition horror pics go, this one deserves credit for an efficient premise (for which Shyamalan takes a ''Story by'' credit) and confident pacing by director John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine) and screenwriter Brian Nelson (30 Days of Night). But go in expecting, say, cogent characters or a clever plot, and you'll have a devil of a time staying in your seat. C+

Originally posted Sep 17, 2010