#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A thriller about an IRA gunman who draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. Frankie McGuire is one of the IRA’s deadliest assassins. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O’Meara, a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie’s real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom’s growing suspicions, force Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder.
Plot: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA’s deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O’Meara, a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie’s real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom’s growing suspicions, forces Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder.
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Now first of all I am not a Brad hater. I rather think he is quite a good actor. He shows good potential. As for Harrison Ford well the man is an icon. I have hardly ever left the cinema during a film but with this one I did.
Now as for why I really dislike this film…..First of all the accents. Oh please! Brad has as much an Irish accent as I do a Jamacian one. I was hoping that they would have asked me to be his voice double but for some reason they did not?? Ok next the story: Hollywood has a lot to answer for but their handling of a very volatile situation (to say the least) was equivalent in trying to make a world war 2 movie with Hitler as a tragic hero. I could go on being real political but I am not going to so there.
What else? Ehhhmmmm I am not too sure as I walked out after 35 minutes so that is all I have to say.
Shoddy, ill conceived excuse of a political thriller
With two such stars as Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt attached to the project, and a political hitch to the storyline involving the Ireland terrorism subplot, The Devil’s Own seemed poised to be the year’s most powerful and thought provoking, as well as probably very entertaining and income churning action film. Strangely enough, despite all of these advantages aiding the movie, and it still turned out to be just a step above what one could generously call terrible.
The Devil’s Own sports every possible modern storytelling cliché, the worst being the families shown at home in domestic life, which might as well have been cut out of a magazine they are so clean cut and utterly devoid of any sort of believability or imagination. (the scene with Brad Pitt’s character’s family as a child is painfully awful, the most unbelievable portrait of an on screen family I have seen to date) It goes without saying that the horribly americanized perception of Ireland and Irish customs is downright insulting, as is often the case, but it seems so much more defined and offensive here.
Director Alan J. Pakula seems to be trying to make three different movies in one, and have absolutely no idea as to how to tie them together or maintain any sort of continuity or plot flow. The Ireland subplot is likely meant to provide motivation for Brad Pitt’s IRA terrorist character, but seems completely at odds with the story of Harrison Ford’s painfully stereotypical “troubled, world weary cop” character back in the States. The concept of the terrorist just by chance happening to go and stay at the house of the police officer who is hunting him down is just plain unbelievable, and doesn’t come off as at all clever and ironic as the screenwriters intended it to be. Instead, it is groan worthy, as are most of the incredibly contrived “plot twists” and goings on in the story.
Even on the acting front, the shoddy storytelling comes across. Despite the two major action stars being lined up, both give completely unremarkable and even downright bad performances, and there is the constant storytelling conflict as to which of them is the main character, as if the writers themselves could not decide as to which character was meant to be the protagonist. The rumour that Pitt had serious conflicts of interest with the director and script and in fact tried to dissociate himself with the film shines clear, as he seems to put next to no effort into his performance (his Irish accent is cringe worthy, one of the worst attempted accents in film history to date, which is ironic considering his hilarious performance as an Irish Gypsy in “Snatch” 3 years later) as if he just wanted to film his scenes and leave. One can’t blame him, as it seems he was the only one in the whole film who seemed to understand how badly the film was turning out to be.
But Ford, the other bankable action star seems to at least be putting some effort into a believable character, but his policeman character seems so dull and uninspired that we as an audience find it completely impossible to empathize with him in any way. The supporting characters seem to be extras rented off the street for all the acting experience they seem to have at all, and most supporting characters seem barely necessary for the progression of the horribly weak storyline at all. (one still wonders at the end what was the point of including Natascha McElhone’s character – a potential love interest for Brad Pitt left half written perhaps?) It’s just another front on which the movie demonstrates how little substance there is to it at all, and how weak and clichéd it really is.
Overall, it seems fair to say that you should not consider The Devil’s Own exactly recommended – not to those who would rather enjoy themselves watching a movie anyway. For those who have a preference for weak, extremely poorly and disjointedly written scripts with completely archetypal characters, lazy and absent minded directing and even some good old fashioned bad acting, you have found your movie. But there are so many other suspense thrillers out there, superior in almost every aspect, so when looking for an enjoyable movie to rent, it would not seem at all presumptuous to pass on The Devil’s Own, leaving it to fall back into the domain of poor movie hell in which it belongs.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Alan J. Pakula
Writer Kevin Jarre (story), David Aaron Cohen (screenplay), Vincent Patrick (screenplay), Kevin Jarre (screenplay)
Actors Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Rubén Blades
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Columbia Pictures Corporation
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,052 m (Sweden), 3,108 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm