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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am forced to give this one star since there is nothing lower. -2 stars might be better. The acting, thje weak plot by only one or two movie "greats" did little for the... Read morePublished on April 15, 2014 by TJ-STL
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
I really liked this movie. I don't know why people are not seeing Joel Matthew's performance as I was. Read morePublished on October 28, 2013 by Kakky Lane
The Devil's in the Details was very, very INTENSE, yet at the end not sure of what happened to Thomas family, except for the wife and daughter. Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by Pamela Ann Walsh