The Devil's Business details
|Formats:||18 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Jonathan Hansler, Jack Gordon, Billy Clarke|
The Devil's Business
|1hr 9 mins||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 9 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Flawed but enjoyableBy sopwith (10 reviews) , 01 Oct 2012
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[Highly rated reviewer]This is flawed. The ending is much too contrived, and leaves no room for any sceptical doubt. But it's still an interesting and ambitious effort, and should be seen (and will probably be appreciated) by anyone with a serious interest in horror films.
There is a compelling, charismatic performance (helped by sinisterly good lighting) at the heart by Billy Clarke, and the central monologue is a tour de force both by him and the scriptwriter. Shocking the audience with an unexpected loud noise is a bit of a horror cliche, but it's done here with intelligence and originality, and timed to microsecond perfection. There's plenty more nice touches, even in the overdone closing minutes.
Lots to enjoy, a few bits to admire, and I look forward to seeing more from this director/writer.
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a good sense of humourBy a customer , 17 Dec 2013I laughed my head off reading one the reviews above. Boy do some of you have a. g. s. o. ha-ha ha ha ha
blood thirsty muppetsBy oldang (1 review) , 05 Dec 2013we knew from the start that this film was going to be set in one room, with a budget from the bottom of an empty purse....boring, not scary and a waste of our precious monthly gigabyte allowance!
Silly businessBy RJNeb2 (1017 reviews) from London , 24 Nov 2013Ambition outweighs execution in this ultra low budget horror effort. Playing a bit like Waiting for Supernatural Godot with two gangsters lying low, anticipating the arrival of their hit, it makes good use of its limited location but doesnt do so well on the acting or writing front. In fact, by the denouement, which comes after a little over a mercifully short 60 minutes, it all gets too silly for words.
The BusinessBy SeteezenX (119 reviews) , 18 Nov 2013Quite an enjoyable movie, a sort of Lock Stock meets Rosemary's Baby. Pretty low budget without any particularly good special effects, yet the plot moves along nicely and keeps you interested. Good acting too, especially from the Irish hitman, but also from the magus. Definitely worth watching for those who like something a bit different. ;)
twisty turnyBy lucy1982 (14 reviews) , 20 Oct 2013Original, with a good main character and twist for a small budget British film. Mostly a drama until the end, which is very freaky. Worth a watch.