The Devil All the Time

The Devil All the Time ★★

the movie does so much work to try and establish a thematic throughline with these characters and their stories... but between the timeline skips, the unreasonable amount of narration, inconsistent pacing and the lack of any sort of deeper resonance, most of the time it just feels so sweaty to the point where i was genuinely surprised that no-one said the name of the movie aloud. there are elements that work - it's an interesting cast and the performances are decent, although i feel like they didn't always quite mesh well together outside of a couple of the big scenes. it doesn't help that the women are really underserved by the material, ending up as accessories or emotional focal points for the men. the cinematography and score are pretty good too, but overall it just felt really strained, and by the end i was really glad it was done.

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