The Devil All The Time Review: Bad vs Evil
The Devil all the time is the adaption of Donald Ray Pollock’s novel of the same name, directed by Antonio Campos. The film has some stellar cast which will trigger you to watch the dark psychological thriller drama. Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Tom Holland, and Stan Sebastian have left no stone unturned in turning their image from the superhero capes they were holding.
It is a presentation to unite the Batman, Spider-Man and the Winter Soldier. While the superheroes were fighting for the better in their fighter films, here they will be battling with the enemy inside, the deep darker foe within.
The story rotates in and around Ohio and West Virginia, taking us back in the period between World War 2 and the Vietnam War. It opens with Bill Skarsgard, playing the character of Willard Russell, who had come from a war and is ardent to settle down with a good-looking waitress, Charlotte. They settle down, builds a family with a son Arvind played by Tom Holland and everything looks perfect.
While he was in the war, he has witnessed his fellow soldiers getting crucified on the wooden cross, and this had stayed with him both mentally and physically. He makes a cross out of a tree in the backyard and starts playing with him. His connection with it is smelled in both essences of violence and religiosity. Later he kills his son’s dog with his hand and testifies the bubbling feeling running in his head in the first half.
With the endless invents happening around, Arvind starts living with his grandmother and a step-sister Lenora in West Virginia. The film leaps of seven years and we see Arvind all grown up in Southern accent and stylish way. He is seen as the man of the house, taking care of his grandmother and dropping her stepsister to school and protecting her from getting bullied from the fellow schoolmates for example.
Enters a preacher, Reverend Preston Teagardin, urf Robert Pattinson, who is young, smart, dashing wearing ruffled shirts and soft colors, while having an adore mindset for lavish cars. He will melt all his ice in your refrigerator’s chiller with his oozing, flicked hair and fiendish spite. Along with that he also carries the unusual attraction for teenage girls. By now you know what happens next.
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The film looks like a wide tree with big roots. where religiosity is expanded out through violent activities. But the overall scenes look quite predictable. The subplot of having all dots connected in the end. It is summed when in a small town of Knockemstiff, where Willard Russell settles down in a home is seen with Sheriff Bodecker, played by Sebastian, who looks like a corrupted middle-age, round physic lawman, with too many secrets in his head. He had helped Arvind once in a lethal night, and this brings them face to face.
Available to us on Netflix this latest film was released on 11th September in theatre and on 16th September on OTT platform, has been gaining a lot of popularity since then. Performers in the film, playing the crucial role of emotion flip had had to work hard to pull off the capes of the superhero films.
Unlike Harry Potter, who still can’t be imagined in any other character apart from the HP series. a twenty-two-minute film is bankrolled by Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Randall Poster, and Max Born under the banner of Nine Stories Productions and Bronx Moving Company. The beauty is captured by Lol Crawley and edited by Sofía Subercaseaux.
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Director- Antonio Campos
Star Cast- Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgård, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Sebastian Stan, Haley Bennett, Eliza Scanlen, Mia Wasikowska and
IMDb Rating- 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes Rating- 65%
Genre- Crime, thriller, suspense, drama
Where to watch- Netflix