The Devil's in the Details [Blu-ray]
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The Devil's in the Details tells the story of a soldier struggling with PTSD, kidnapped by a drug cartel in an attempt to use his family to help smuggle drugs into Mexico. Combat veteran Thomas Conrad is tortured as his wife and child are held hostage, while everyone's fate depends on the cartel's tasks being performed on schedule.
The only good news about this film is that is features a variety of experienced actors. But that's not enough to redeem all of the problems that plague what had the potential to be a memorable crime thriller. As for the bad news, there's plenty of it.
The movie involves a number of flashbacks, but unlike Slumdog Millionaire or Pulp Fiction, the non-linear approach doesn't do much for this film. It's filled with tiring dialogue and scenes that seem to go on forever. To distract you from the pointlessly long scenes, the camera is always panning around, and there's too much atmospheric background music. Most of the action is off-screen until the movie is almost over, and the torture is unnecessary considering the cartel's hostage plan can work without it. The ridiculous coincidence of what Conrad's family members do for a living is already hard to swallow, let alone the pointless complicated smuggling plan.
Raymond J. Barry and Ray Liotta bring some talent to the film, but are totally underused. Emilio Rivera steals the show as the devilish kidnapper, but sadly his performance will go unnoticed since this film will get little attention.Read more ›
Could Brad Pitt have played it better? Maybe, but he would have been given a free pass because of his name.
I'm glad to see an unknown get a chance. Ben Affleck is often more wooden, in my opinion, though I do like him a lot.
His family, acting mainly through voices on the phone were also highly believable, I felt their fear as well. I wanted to punch his Dad & his brother-in-law.
Make up wise, they made mistakes by having Thomas's face too clean after being tortured & the blood was too bright from older stab wounds, if it was that bright, he would have bled out.
Ray Liotta was superb as always, I would have liked his scene with the hostages played out.
After the movie I immediately searched Joel Matthews online to find more of his work, I hope he keeps at it, he will only improve with time.
I rented this but it is not a keeper in my collection of movies, I am glad I saw it but will not buy. This movie could of been great with a ending that made sense to show what really and truly happened to Thomas family.
The acting was superior with Ray Liotta was great as Dr. Robert Michaels, Emilio Rivera a true great actor as the thug conman Bill Duffy and Joel Mathews the victim, as Thomas Conrad was the lead and star of this movie and has a future with better pictures with an ending that makes sense.
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Loved this flick. It's not the best film ever made, but the story is pretty bad ass and the acting is very good. Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by Shidevil
Saw this film on holiday. It is the pits, a totally dysfunctional film that jumps around all over the place and leaves you trying to work out the weak story line. Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by P. Waller
This movie is really bad. The lead actor, Joel Matthews, cannot act to save his life. Emilio Rivera is brilliant in Sons of Anarchy but he seems to be mailing it in this movie. Read morePublished on April 4, 2013 by wigout
I am a huge fan of Emilio Rivera. As usual, he's awesome in this film. Goooooooooo EBro. Congrats on another awesome film.Published on April 4, 2013 by ;-Dolla
I usually enjoy most Ray Liotta movies, although he wasn't the main character in this waste of time, film, and money movie. Some of the worst acting I've ever seen. Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by MovieFan