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Devils Own (Blu-ray)

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Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt star in this harrowing thriller about an IRA gunman who draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. Frankie McGuire (Pitt) 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 (Ford), 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.


Studio Sony
SKU 206923917
UPC 043396254657
UPC 14 00043396254657
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 8/3/2010
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.20:1
Name Ford,Harrison
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Cast & Crew
Alan J. Pakula - Director
Brad Pitt - Actor
David Aaron Cohen, et. al. - Screenplay
Dennis Virkler - Editor
Gordon Willis - Cinematographer
Harrison Ford - Actor
James Horner - Original Music By
Jane Musky - Production Designer
Julia Stiles - Actor
Kevin Jarre - Based On Story By
Lawrence Gordon - Producer
Lloyd Levin - Executive Producer
Margaret Colin - Actor
Mitch Ryan - Actor
Natascha McElhone - Actor
Robert Guerra - Art Director
Ruben Blades - Actor
Tom Rolf - Editor
Treat Williams - Actor
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review For much of its running length, The Devil's Own works as a passable thriller. Certain plot elements (including many of the details surrounding the missile deal) border on preposterous, but that often goes with the territory in films of this genre...Pitt and Ford do credible jobs as Frankie and Tom. Despite his character's brutal, bloody past, Pitt manages to capture our sympathy, in large part because, aside from the killings, Frankie seems like a likable sort of guy. Ford, in a role that's a far cry from the cocky Han Solo, recalls Jack Ryan, the protagonist of Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger -- a hero whose armor is just a little too shiny. Supporting players include Margaret Colin (Independence Day) as Tom's wife, Natascha McElhone (Surviving Picasso) as Frankie's girlfriend, and a nasty Treat Williams as a gunrunner in a suit...While The Devil's Own doesn't do a spectacular job of fulfilling the promise of its cast or its complex politics-and-guns premise, it is nevertheless reasonably well-paced. The less intently you watch this movie, the greater the chance that you'll be pleased by it. Unfortunately, if you're paying attention, it won't take long to notice that very little of the last act holds together. That sort of high-tension, mind-numbing climax makes it difficult for me to retain more than token enthusiasm for the production as a whole.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Variety
Review "The Devil's Own" is neither the best nor the worst $90 million-$100 million-area budgeted picture ever made, but it must be the one in which the cost is least evident on the screen. A reasonably engrossing, well-crafted suspenser that bears no signs of the much-reported on-set difficulties, Alan J. Pakula's latest is much more interested in the moral stature and culpability of the main characters than in heavy action and thrills...Ford works well enough in his scenes opposite Pitt, but exhibits slight signs of strain in the most emotionally taxing scenes. Both actors get to cry and shoot off a few rounds, which these days is running the gamut...Supporting cast is solid, with Hearn as the covert IRA financier, Williams as the thuggish arms dealer and Natascha McElhone as the Irish contact Rory can most trust making the most of their limited screen time...Physically, pic is impeccable, with Jane Musky's detailed production design, Gordon Willis' astutely graded widescreen lensing and fine Gotham-area locations combining for an exceedingly handsome look whose emphasis on muted midrange colors complements the moral and political gray areas the film explores. The low-key approach of James Horner's score also is very welcome.
Reviewer Todd McCarthy
ReviewRating 8
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Ford,Harrison
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
Gene Siskel, Siskel & Ebert ...a real treat! Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt are at the top of their form!
Janet Maslin, The New York Times ...two traffic-stopping star turns...Handsomely photographed by Gordon Willis in solemn, brooding style...
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader ...a well-directed star vehicle...good, effective filmmaking...
Rex Reed, The Observer Tense, exciting, slickly directed by Alan Pakula, and a thrill to watch.
Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle Harrison and Pitt have terrific chemistry.
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