Genre : Horror Country:Canada/USA Cast : Chris Messina : Detective Bowden Geoffrey Arend : Verkoper Logan Marshall-Green : Mekanieker Director :
John Erick Dowdle
Summary Bowden, a policedetectivewho is dealing with his drinking problem, investigatesa strangesuicide,whenhe's suddenlycalledfor aseemingly innocuousevent. Five peopleare stuck inthe elevator ofa huge skyscraper. Butafter a whilesome extraordinarythings begin to happenandthe people in theelevatorinexplicablydieone by one.
My opinion If the Devil is real, then God must be real, too.
Sometimes you come across amoviethat isn't that much of a deal, but stillmanages tocaptivate in some way."Devil" is such a movie. A parable-like movie aboutthe evilin mankind, and the factthatEvil sometimes manifests itselfamong us.
Thecomplete movie isalmost entirelyset inan elevator thatgets stuckwith five people inside it.As the film progressesyoulearnthateach of them isn't such aninnocentsouland hassomethingto answer for. Whilethey are stuckthere, after a while,it's clearthat the devilisamong themand startsadrop out racewhereone after theotheris killed.Meanwhile DetectiveBowdenarrived to investigate a mysterioussuicideand thusbecomes involvedin thissinistercat and mousegame.
The fact that it's all happening onafew squaremeters, and every time somebody is about to become avictimthis occursin total darknesswithonlysome noisesin the background, makes sure thatitwasn't anexciting orscarymovie. Youcanimaginewhat's happening buttheactualslaughteryou won't seeat all.Only the result. Bowden, whois fightingan alcoholaddictionafter he losthisfamily a fewmonths earlier, witnesses a situation with an ordinarystuck elevator escalating into a seeminglyclever set up murderplan.Because of a religiousMexican he starts to realizethatitcould wellbe something supernatural.
The one who excels the most inthis movie is of courseChrisMessinawho playsa tormentedpersonalityin a beautiful way. You see himslowly grow as thefilmnears the end. The restsimplyactsmediocre toextremely poor.Theonly one Iwould givesome creditisBokeemWoodbinewhoplays aneuroticguard whosuffers from claustrophobia in a rather good way. Ultimately, it's still asurprising endand the moral ofthe story is thatapersonwho shows repentance still can be saved. A short andenjoyable movie thatdoesn't leavealasting impression.