The Devil All the Time

The Devil All the Time ★★

A Southern Gothic mix of No Country for Old Men and The Place Beyond the Pines, only for it to not come close at all to matching up to either film's heights. One dimensional characters and a watered down script with no emotional core that's all over the place. Tom Holland tries his best to carry the film, but by then an hour has already passed and nothing else or one else is there to aid him, not even the devil itself. The final shoehorned attempt to pin all of the bloodshed down onto American imperialism makes the film even more aimless just like all of its deaths drifting out upward with the branching trees into the neversphere, which is the point of the source material and the screenplay, I suppose.

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