The Devil All the Time

The Devil All the Time ★★★½

Like the people living inside its universe, The Devil All the Time is flawed in construction, but remains compelling in its telling. The film, at its core, is an engrossing character-driven introspection of faith and sin. The film is at its most interesting when the narrative focuses on Tom Holland's Arvin and his journey where everywhere he goes, a tragedy would ensue. There's a strong moral ambiguity in the characters' actions. The best thing in the film is the performances, which made these characters larger than life. The runtime felt a little excessive as it spends much time on a few subplots that seem irrelevant and underdeveloped, but at the end, everything comes together satisfyingly, at least in my experience.

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