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The Devil You Know Reviews

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December 10, 2016
So bad it's actually bad
April 21, 2016
One of the worst films I've ever had to sit through.
October 16, 2014
Although the movie has a bad development, Rosamund's character get your attention at the first sight.
September 12, 2014
After one wins an Oscar, one's old and forgotten (shelved) film projects will eventually find their way out of the vault and onto our big or small screens. The Devil You Know happens to be Jennifer Lawrence's misplaced film which was actually filmed back in 2005 when Lawrence was just a teenager getting her start in Hollywood waiting for a big break. The Devil You Know is about a struggling actress (Rosamund Pike - Jack Reacher) who is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her once-famous actress mother (Lena Olin - Chocolat). Her mother left her highly successful career and the accompanying spotlight after a family tragedy several years ago and this film brings mother to daughter together as this tragedy comes to the forefront. The story is also fleshed out with a few flashbacks ... the ones further in the past actually feature Lawrence as a younger version of Pike's character. The movie -- if one can actually call this such (it is barely 72 minutes long) -- is rather slow and pedantic and not overly engrossing until the central "mystery" finally starts to reveal itself with only 10 minutes left of the film. Once the story actually starts going someplace it is over! Lawrence is barely in this film so it isn't even one for die-hard Lawrence fans (her younger Katniss friends would HATE this) ... and it really isn't one for anybody else either. I think the film has a decent idea behind it but there just isn't anything here to make it come about. Pike is a better actress than this and I am looking forward to her next starring role in David Fincher's Gone Girl this fall.
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