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Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Devil's Own (1997)

Provisional IRA member Frankie McGuire shaves his Irish beard and goes to America to buy weapons that’ll help him murder more people than he already has. Thankfully, it doesn't ask us to sympathise too much with a killer, but then it doesn't ask very much of us at all.
Harrison is his usual dreary self, exhibiting his default emotional state that’s good for little other than being Dekard.
Brad half-heartedly plays a flimsy version of Brad with a well-spoken Irish lilt to his voice. It’s not a role that'll feature in a list of Best Brad roles.
Natascha McElhone fares better with her accent, but her character doesn't get very much to do in a politically-arse movie from Follywood.

2 earthly works out of 5

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