The Devil All the Time

The Devil All the Time ★★

This is crammed with accomplished actors and yet the story is both dense and aimless. All the men are awful and all the women are victims. There is no between.

I'll admit, I hate it when a movie utilises the dreaded voice over. You may be basing your film on a novel but it's a visual medium and the disembodied voice simply underlines what is clearly being shown with little purpose. I guess it might keep those who are barely paying attention invested but it adds nothing. That's the most egregious sin this movie commits aside from boring me.

I struggled to find any satisfaction in watching a long movie where irredeemable people, with strains of religious fanaticism woven through, are being really respectful to one another. Just not for me.

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