Devil (2010, United States)

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Devil  2010 mystery movie

Running time: 80 minutes

Language: English

Police is investigating strange suicide case - a man has jumped out of one of the top floors in office building in Philadelphia. While checking the details Detective Bowden, assigned to that case, learns about another emergency in the building - five people are stuck in the elevator between floors and the maintenance workers can’t get through to them. They can be seen by CCTV installed inside the lift, they can hear the voice of security guard over the speakers, but they can’t answer him since the microphone meant for alarm contact is broken. Situation drastically changes when lights begin to flicker and the security guard spots something strange on the CCTV monitor. What seemed to be every day situation turns into drama when one of the people inside the elevator, an older lady, suddenly dies in mysterious circumstance. While trying to reach the elevator Detective Bowden begins to unveil the bits of mystery and reasons why the seemingly random five people ended up in the stuck lift.

Film based on story by M. Night Shyamalan is built in interesting way and keeps the mystery until the very end. Well, at least in theory - in practice the title of the movie spoils half of the mystery and what is left isn’t as good as it might have been if the narration would have been done in different way. Nevertheless the story is involving, the atmosphere is dense and overall it still is quite entertaining mystery movie (especially comparing to other M. Night Shyamalan productions like Signs, Lady in the Water or The Happening).

Do you have what it takes to solve a case like this?

Our rating

6.0 / 10

Movie value

7 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

2 / 5

Story complexity

3 / 5

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Creators of Devil

John Erick Dowdle films

John Erick Dowdle


Brian Nelson films

Brian Nelson


M. Night Shyamalan films

M. Night Shyamalan


Cast of Devil

Chris Messina films

Chris Messina

as Detective Bowden

Logan Marshall-Green films

Logan Marshall-Green

as Mechanic

Jenny OHara films

Jenny OHara

as Old Woman

Bojana Novakovic films

Bojana Novakovic

as Young Woman

Bokeem Woodbine films

Bokeem Woodbine

as Guard

Geoffrey Arend films

Geoffrey Arend

as Salesman

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