The Devil All the Time

The Devil All the Time

This was like if someone with no understanding of tone or structure or character decided to make a Coen Brothers like (in Cormac McCarthy mode no less) sprawling, fatalistic period drama. It had no idea what it wanted to be: super serious prestige or mean spirited pulp, and as a result it’s so god damn inconsistent and so god damn boring. Didn’t need a 2 + hour movie to tell me faith and related institutions of power poisons and corrupts or whatever. The worst part is that it’s not even interested in delving deeper beyond displaying brutal acts of violence, after a while all the misery becomes comical. Not even Pattinson’s amusingly bad accent can save this. Just awful all around.

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